TORONTO (WKBW) — The Toronto Blue Jays have confirmed to 7 Eyewitness News that the team has submitted a proposal to the Canadian government that the team hopes to return to Toronto as early as July 30.
JUST IN: A spokesperson for the Toronto @BlueJays has confirmed to @WKBW that the team has submitted a proposal to the Canadian government to return to Toronto as early as July 30. The Blue Jays have been playing at Sahlen Field in Buffalo since June 1.— Paul Ross (@RealPaulRoss) July 5, 2021
The Blue Jays have already been approved to play in both the City of Toronto and the province of Ontario by provincial and municipal governments.
The team tells 7 Eyewitness News that while the goal is to return to Toronto for July 30, they could return to Toronto at a later date.
A spokesperson tells 7 Eyewitness News that the goal would be to have fans in attendance this summer, but the team has not made a determination as to how many fans would be allowed, if the team gets approved to play at Rogers Centre.
The Blue Jays have been playing at Sahlen Field in Buffalo since June 1.
The team is scheduled to play in Buffalo for two more series, starting with the Texas Rangers on July 16 and the Boston Red Sox on July 19.