The Blue Jays & Toronto FC Could Have Fans At Home Games By The End Of This Month

Both teams are reportedly trying to come back home.

Toronto Blue Jays & Toronto FC Want To Come Back Home This Month
Toronto Associate Editor

It looks like the Toronto Blue Jays hope to be back on home soil by the end of July so that fans can cheer them on from the Rogers Centre instead of their living rooms.

The Jays, who have been playing their home games in Buffalo this season, are waiting on approval from the feds about a proposal they submitted with their request to play in Toronto starting on July 30, Sportsnet reports.

If the federal government gives them the green light, the team will be set to play a ten-game homestand against various teams like the Boston Red Sox, Kansas City Royals, and Cleveland, according to the outlet. Sportsnet says the Jays have also suggested a backup plan in case the feds need more time to come to a decision — a seven-game homestand that would start on August 20.

Toronto FC is also hoping to return to play at BMO Field in time for their July 17 game against Orlando. The soccer team fired head coach Chris Armas on July 4 following several losses.

Ontario is currently in step two of its reopening plan, which allows outdoor sporting events with spectators at 25% capacity. Canada's international travel restrictions have also been loosened for fully vaccinated residents as of Monday, July 5.

Alex Arsenych
Toronto Associate Editor