It looks like the front office is finally doing something to make this team watchable this year. HEYOOO!!!!
According to a post in City News, the Blue Jays will be offering $5 (12 oz) beers this season so that fans “can get more value when they’re at the Rogers Centre.” Apparently each level of the stadium will have a stand in which fans can grab a cheap (well, relatively speaking) cold one, though we don’t yet know what brand it’ll be.
This is obviously good news because the prices for beers at Blue Jays games is astronomical. You can very, very easily end up spending like $60 on three or four beers if you drink quickly, have no self control, or don’t like sitting still. While this $5 will surely be ass and the lines will be insane, $5 for a beer at a major sporting event is about as good as it gets.
One of Mark Shapiro’s big visions when he was hired back in 2015 was improving the fan experience at Rogers Centre. Before you go hurrr durrr well why do you no worry about the ACTUAL team there SHATKINS, stadium experience is a key part of the business of a Major League team and its something Toronto has lagged behind in.
While you may not like Shapiro for his work in Cleveland given the fact the team itself wasn’t all that good and they always operated on a small budget, he did an excellent job making Progressive Field a go-to destination for baseball fans. Let’s hope that he can do the same thing here. Until then, find me wandering around Rogers looking for the kiosk with the shortest line for the $5 cold one.