It's finally happening! 😭
It's been a long time coming, but Toronto Blue Jays fans are finally being rewarded for their patience — the Jays are flying back home.
The official Toronto Blue Jays Twitter account announced the team will be returning to the Rogers Centre for a homestand starting on July 30, 2021 — the first pro baseball game in Toronto since September 29, 2019.
No place like home. 7.30.21 #WeAreBlueJays https://t.co/DI90MaHaRO— Toronto Blue Jays (@Toronto Blue Jays) 1626474364.0
The Blue Jays have bounced around Florida and Buffalo, New York, because of COVID-19 restrictions that stopped them from travelling back and forth between Canada and the USA.
According to the video, the team will be back home on July 30, 2021, which is when a scheduled homestand against Kansas City, Cleveland and Boston begins. No information on the number of fans who get to watch Vladdy Jr. and the rest of the team has been made available yet.
The Blue Jays are the second pro team to make a return to the city after Toronto FC recently announced a new home game at BMO Field on July 17.
In an emotional video announcing their return, various Blue Jays players and coaches talked about missing Toronto and the city's fans.
"I miss hearing the loud fans in the Rogers Centre," one player can be heard saying. "So hoping to get back soon so we can have that again."