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Fans will be able to get $20 tickets for every Toronto Blue Jays game but there’s a catch

The Toronto Blue Jays are announcing a new “outfield district” where fans can get $20 tickets.But you might not be able to find an actual seat.

It’s part of a redesign of the SkyDome, err, Rogers Centre, with many new features including five “distinct neighbourhoods” that make up the so-called Outfield District as well as other social spaces, each available to anyone with a game ticket.

Blue Jays fans will immediately notice a dramatically different Rogers Centre when they enter for the 2023 season, and those changes will only become more pronounced as they enjoy live music, curated food and drink menus, and get up-close to game action,” said Anuk Karunaratne, executive VP, business Operations for the Toronto Blue Jays. “The new Outfield District Ticket is perfect for fans who want more than a baseball game, with the opportunity to try out every new ballpark experience.”

The trick is, the new Blue Jays seats don’t seem to come with an actual, you know, seat. It is a ticket for fans “looking to explore the new Rogers Centre experiences throughout the game, and do not include a reserved seat or space.” But there are lots of places to sit, apparently, including bar rails and high top tables.

Here is a look at what’s in the new outfield district:

  • Corona Rooftop Patio (500L right field) – this rooftop patio oasis is the new place to be, bringing extra sunshine into the ballpark; nestled in Toronto’s iconic skyline, fans can gather with friends while enjoying live music and a summer patio menu
  • Park Social (500L left field) – a park within the park for fans of all ages, featuring games, food truck-style bites, and comfortable places to hang out while watching the game
  • The Stop (100L center field behind the batter’s eye) – your neighbourhood bar to grab a quick drink and bite with friends before first pitch, or on your way to your next Outfield District destination
  • The Catch (100L right field above the visitors’ bullpen) – the place to see and be seen; grab a cocktail and perch above the visitors’ bullpen with unprecedented views to catch all the action up close
  • WestJet Flight Deck (200L center field) – the place fans know (and love!) has a refresh with retro arcade games, brewery-style menu, and the same great vibe
Construction underway of the new social spaces at Rogers Centre

Social spaces include the following:

New Social Spaces

  1. Schneiders Porch (200L right field corner) – this open-air porch has epic views of right field as well as one-of-a-kind hot dog culinary creations and direct bar access, so you don’t miss a minute of the action
  • Group tickets available for front row; remaining space is general admission
  1. Rogers Landing (*new name* right field corner beside the visitors’ bullpen) – bring your glove to this open-air home run landing pad, with uninterrupted front-row views of the outfield and visitors’ bullpen
  • Group tickets available for front row; remaining space is general admission
  1. Bleacher Seating (100L bowl behind the visitors’ bullpen) – calling all hardcore fans… watch opposing pitchers in these retro-style bleachers directly behind the visitors’ bullpen
  2. Left and Right Field Balconies (100L concourse outfield corners overlooking the home and visitors’ bullpens respectively) – prime bullpen views await to watch pitchers warm up while taking in the action over left and right field
  3. Drink Rails (throughout ballpark) – grab a drink and post-up at a new spot every inning, with countless options around the concourse

While the team is still soaking up the Florida sunshine at spring training,  the Blue Jays unveil the new digs on April 11, before visiting the St. Louis Cardinals for MLB Opening Day on March 30.

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