Jays to start 2024 with lengthy road trip | Globalnews.ca

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays will embark on a second consecutive 10-game season-opening road trip to begin the next Major League Baseball campaign as renovations to the Rogers Center continue.

The Blue Jays released their 2024 schedule on Thursday, with Toronto starting with a four-game series at Tampa Bay, close to its spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida.

Toronto will visit Houston and the New York Yankees before hosting Seattle in their home opener on April 8.

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The long road trip will allow renovations to continue at Rogers Center. The team says the second round of reform, involving three private clubs at the bottom, will be ready for the home opener.

That game would mark the beginning of one of Toronto’s two season-high nine-game homestands the following season.

Toronto began the season with a 10-game road swing before unveiling the first phase of the Rogers Center renovations in their home opener against Detroit on April 11.

The Blue Jays will play 46 interleague games, highlighted by home series against the Colorado Rockies (April 12–14) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (April 26–28). Both teams have not played at Rogers Center since 2013 and 2016, respectively.

The Jays’ visit to Seattle is July 5–7, traditionally attended by the team’s western Canadian fans.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on July 13, 2023.

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