BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Toronto Blue Jays are set to come back to Buffalo in June.
Sportsnet baseball columnist Shi Davidi first tweeted the Jays will return to Sahlen Field June 1 in a game against the Miami Marlins.
The team confirmed the in a tweet Wednesday morning.
The Toronto Blue Jays began regular season home games at TD Ballpark in Dunedin, Florida, on April 8 while renovations were being made to Sahlen Field.
Among the changes fans will see:
- Moving the bullpens off the field to behind the outfield walls
- New batting cages built beyond right field
- Resodding the outfield grass, completing a full field replacement that began with the infield in 2020
- New weight room and renovated clubhouse facilities
- LED light bulb replacements plus two additional temporary lighting pole
According to the team website, fans will be limited to 24% capacity at Sahlen Field in accordance to state and local guidelines. Tickets for the first eight home games will go on sale to the general public on May 13 at 10 a.m.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced new guidelines for fans attending baseball games.
According to the governor, starting May 19, fans will be welcome in the stands; however, the experience will be slightly different for those who are vaccinated and those who are not.
Vaccinated fans attending a baseball game in New York will have normal seating with masks, and can be accompanied by children under 16 years old.
Those who are unvaccinated will be seated in separate sections. These sections will have a 33 percent capacity limit and will require six-foot distancing with masks. COVID-19 testing will not be required.
It's unknown yet, how the new guidelines will affect games in Buffalo.
Sahlen Field is currently the home of Toronto's Triple-A affiliate, the Buffalo Bisons. The Bisons are making a temporary move and will start their season in Trenton, N.J. so the Jays can play in Buffalo.