The Blue Jays work with the province to increase capacity for fans at the Rogers Center during the final home stay

The Blue Jays hope to increase fan support for their final home stay of the regular season, as well as a possible playoff run.

The club announced Thursday that it is working with provincial health officials to increase the stadium’s capacity, in accordance with all public health protocols. Additional tickets will be sold for the team’s last six home games.

In the event that the government does not approve the capacity limits on time, “affected ticket buyers will be notified directly of their ticket cancellation and will be issued a refund through their original payment method,” according to the Jays.

The Jays returned to the Rogers Center on July 30, 670 days after their last game in the city due to border restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, the team has been playing in front of up to 15,000 fans, under Stage 3 of Ontario’s recovery plan.

“The Blue Jays are in the final days of a heated postseason wild card run and need fan support more than ever to create the home-field advantage our fans and the team deserve down the stretch,” the team said. a statement.

The Blue Jays are now half a game behind the Yankees for second wild card spot after Thursday’s action with just over a week left in the season.

Toronto is expected to release additional seats at levels 100 and 200 and open sections at level 500, with tickets at that level starting at $ 15. The Rogers Center is not expected to return to full capacity with the sale of additional tickets. , but the extra seating could represent a nice increase in crowd size.

Beginning with the most recent home stay, which began Sept. 13, the organization requires proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination for all fans 12 and older entering the Rogers Center. A negative COVID-19 test is no longer acceptable, except for people with a doctor’s note stating that they cannot receive the vaccine due to medical exemptions.

The Blue Jays will play the New York Yankees at the Rogers Center next week Tuesday through Thursday and the Baltimore Orioles from October 1-3, in the last two series of the regular season.

The Blue Jays have been limited to 15,000 fans at the Rogers Center since the team returned to play in Toronto.


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