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Report: Blue Jays' Rogers Centre could be demolished, replaced

Field Level Media
28 Nov 2020, 06:55 GMT+10

Rogers Centre has been home to the Toronto Blue Jays for more than 30 years.

But if Rogers Communications and Brookfield Asset Management Inc. have their way, there'll be a new home for the Blue Jays within this decade.

Rogers and Brookfield are working on a plan to demolish Rogers Centre, which opened as SkyDome in 1989, and replace it with a new stadium within the next five to eight years, according to the Globe and Mail.

Although Rogers Centre has in the past been home to the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL and Toronto Raptors of the NBA, the new stadium would be a smaller baseball-only facility. Rogers Centre currently holds close to 50,000 people for baseball.

The report adds that in addition to working many government entities on the stadium plans, there are also plans to build "residential towers, office buildings, stores and public space" at the opposite end of the property.

If these plans fail to come to fruition, the paper reported, Rogers might pursue building a new stadium elsewhere in Toronto.

The Blue Jays played their home games in Buffalo, N.Y., during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.

--Field Level Media

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