Kansas City Royals-Toronto Blue Jays game at risk because of hole in Rogers Centre roof


The Blue Jays‘ home game Monday against the Royals has been postponed because of weather-related damage to Toronto’s Rogers Centre roof, including a large hole created by falling ice from the nearby CN Tower.

The game had been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader starting Tuesday afternoon.

The Blue Jays announced earlier Monday that they are working with Toronto police and the CN Tower to evaluate the “viability of playing tonight’s game.”

Multiple reporters have posted photos on social media of the hole, which has caused leaking onto Rogers Centre’s turf field.

Police say they blocked off the area directly under the CN Tower and the stadium. “Relatively large” blocks of ice have been tumbling onto the streets and sidewalks. Authorities say no injuries have been reported.

“If you come to a dome and get banged, something ain’t right,” Royals manager Ned Yost told reporters.

A weekend ice storm resulted in power outages, canceled flights and car crashes. More than 120,000 customers across much of Ontario remained without power.

This marks the third straight postponement for the Blue Jays, who also had games against the Indians postponed Saturday and Sunday because of inclement weather in Cleveland.

Six games were postponed Sunday across Major League Baseball and two more (Orioles-Red Sox, Cardinals-Cubs) were postponed Monday, bringing the season total to 24.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.





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