Blue Jays extend home stay in Dunedin through to May 24

The Toronto Blue Jays have announced that the team’s third homestand of the season, from May 14-24, will be played at TD Ballpark in Dunedin, Fla.

The team had previously announced that its first two homestands would be played in Dunedin, home of the Blue Jays’ spring training facility, due to ongoing border closures between Canada and the United States.

“No decision has been made on a Blue Jays home location following the first three homestands, but the primary goal remains returning to play on Canadian soil as soon as it is safe to do so,” the team said in a statement. “The club has been actively working through plans for what a safe return to Rogers Centre would look like, while also scenario planning alternatives in Dunedin and Buffalo.”

In addition to the extended stay in Dunedin, the Blue Jays also announced changes to the start times of home games for this season. That includes:

• Weeknight games shifted 30 minutes later to 7:07 p.m. ET
• Saturday games shifted four hours later to 7:07 p.m. ET
• Sunday games remain at 1:07 p.m. ET
• Getaway days shifted two hours earlier to 1:07 p.m. ET

The Blue Jays open the season on Thursday in New York against the Yankees at 1:05 p.m. ET/10:05 a.m. PT on Sportsnet.

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