Blue Jays update Rogers Centre renovations, first phase expected to finish by 2023 home opener
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By Thomas Hall6 months ago
The renovations at the Rogers Centre are progressing on schedule and are expected to wrap up around the start of the 2023 season.
The Toronto Blue Jays provided an update regarding the construction on Tuesday, saying all demolition finished 35 days after it started on Oct. 14 and that the next step will include building the updated sections. That part of the renovation is projected to span through the rest of the winter, concluding in the spring.
As seen in the images above, the Rogers Centre remains under construction, particularly in the outfield, where all 17,000 500-level seats have been removed. The structure of the outfield seating has also been demolished, as well.
The Blue Jays say that 2.2 million pounds have been recycled from the stadium, and that all new seating will be delivered in January 2023. But for those looking to purchase one of the older seats, the team says it will provide additional information on that matter when available.
Toronto will play its first three series on the road next season before returning home to begin a three-game set versus the Detroit Tigers on Apr. 11. Barring any setbacks, the first stage of the $300-million renovations are scheduled to be completed by the home opener.
The Rogers Centre opened in 1989 and was the first stadium in professional sports to feature a fully retractable roof.
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