Since the Canadian government is not allowing Rogers Centre to open for games this season, the Toronto Blue Jays have established a new ballpark in the meantime, where they will play the 'majority' of their home games.
Sahlen Field in Buffalo, New York will serve as a temporary home for the Jays. The '716' is also the same place where the minor-league team from the Blue Jays, Bisons, play, but they had their season canceled on July 1st. due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Blue Jays To Stage Majority Of 2020 Home Games In Buffalo. pic.twitter.com/BxlV7cgieJ— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) July 24, 2020
Toronto explored other options like splitting games with the Orioles and Pirates, at Camden Yards and PNC Park, respectively, but state health officials shut down the plan.
The Blue Jays could be playing as many as 28 of their 30 games in Buffalo. There's no doubt the highlight of the schedule in Western New York will be in September, as they play seven games against the Yankees.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said the teams' arrival will help the community and there's no doubt it will have a positive impact overall.
The 2020 MLB season will consist of 60-games, and conclude with a 16-team expanded postseason.