Blue Jays' success causing stadium concerns for CFL's Argonauts
The Toronto Blue Jays have been one of the most improbable winners this season, acquiring superstars at the deadline and vaulting to first place in the AL East. Their success has created a sense of excitement in Toronto, as indicated by their attendance numbers in recent home games.
It seems that everybody is happy about the Blue Jays. Well, almost everybody.
The Canadian Football League's Toronto Argonauts could be homeless if the Jays continue to make their playoff push.
Major League Baseball announced the playoff schedule Monday, with some dates conflicting with home games for the Argonauts. Via TSN:
"On October 6, the Argos are scheduled to host the Ottawa Redblacks at Rogers Centre. That will also be the date for American League Wild Card play-in game. If the season were to end today, the Jays would be hosting the Baltimore Orioles in the game.
Further down the line, if the Jays were to have home-field advantage in the American League Championship Series, Game 2 on October 17 coincides with the Calgary Stampeders visiting the Rogers Centre, while Game 6 of the ALCS goes on October 23, a date when the Argos are set to host the Montreal Alouettes."
2015 is the last year that the Argonauts will play their home games at the Rogers Centre.
This isn't the first time an improbable playoff push has caused a relocation of an event - earlier this season the Houston Astros announced the rescheduling of a Taylor Swift concert at Minute Maid Park.