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Monday, December 27, 2021

Report: Blue Jays opt for extensive Rogers Centre renovation instead of new stadium

The organization is expected to finalize an overhaul of the Rogers Centre, which would include a renovation of the lower bowl, with the goal of modernizing the in-game experience, according to Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi. The plan hasn’t been finalized, but the renovations are expected to cost $200-250 million, per Don Muret of Venues Now, who was first to report the news.

Details are expected to be finalized in January 2021, with a subsequent unveiling of the plan to follow, Davidi reports.

Davidi previously reported that the Blue Jays had explored plans to look into the viability of a new stadium, but there are some impediments in the way — primarily that the Rogers Centre is currently zoned on land owned by Canada Lands Company, with exclusive zoning designation for stadium-use only. If Rogers were to build a new venue outside of where the current stadium exists, both Canada Lands and the City of Toronto could mount opposition.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 27, 2021 at 05:51 PM | 7 comment(s)
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