Report: Blue Jays Likely Coming To Buffalo In 2021 and Bisons Could Relocate All Games
It's 80 degrees in Buffalo this afternoon and that means that baseball season is in the air. There's been talk of the Toronto Blue Jays coming back to Buffalo this summer for games and it looks like that will be the case, although the Bisons might not be enjoying baseball in Buffalo.
According to Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News, the MLB could have an imminent announcement on plans for the Bisons to play home games, at least temporarily, in Trenton, New Jersey.
The reason the Bisons would have to relocate games? That's because there is a belief the Blue Jays will play games at Sahlen Field in downtown Buffalo, starting sometime in June.
The Blue Jays are opening the first 22 home games of their schedule (April and May) in Dunedin, Florida. However, according to The Buffalo News, because of heat and late afternoon rain, Dunedin could be a not so great choice; which could mean Buffalo is the home of the Blue Jays starting in June.
This plan would be put in place if the Canadian government doesn't approve the Blue Jays to play at the Rogers Centre, due to health concerns. If the Blue Jays return to Toronto (whenever they may be), that would allow the Bisons to return to Buffalo and Sahlen Field. If the Blue Jays aren't allowed to play at all in Toronto for 2021, that could mean Blue Jays stay at Sahlen Field, while the Bisons play the rest of the year in Trenton, NJ.
The Trenton ballpark seats just over 6,000 fans and was formerly known as Arm & Hammer Park that was home to the Trenton Thunder.
If this plan goes into effect for the whole year, that means the Buffalo Bisons would go two straight seasons without playing at Sahlen Field, which is pretty amazing, but the MLB and the Blue Jays are top billing, so it's not a big surprise. Last year, the Blue Jays played 26 games at Sahlen Field in August and September.
Would fans be able to see MLB's Blue Jays in Buffalo? Stay tuned!