There's a tweet circulating from someone who claims they were planning an event in Philly, and just received word that they'd need to reschedule it as the Jays/Phillies game we all looked forward too was relocating their. Nothing confirmed, but it certainly seems like bad news.
Here are the tweets from @uh60chick
#Phillies vs. #BlueJays series from 6/25-6/27 relocating to Philly due to an international summit in Toronto
My family was planning an event at CBP on 6/25--just got notice that we have to reschedule.
I SCOOPED Y'ALL RT @meechone: If that's the case, how come all 19 beat writers haven't told me yet?
I highly doubt it.
They'd have to relocate another series to come back to TO to replace the 3 days of home game revenue for the Jays, and take away another series from Philly later on. The logistics of this would be a nightmare.
FWIW, here's a link to an article from February of this year:
Your right. If there has been no official announcment yet i find it very unlikely the MLB will relocate as it would cause lots of headaches.
I would just assume that there will be more problems getting to the rogers center and more clutter on the street but if does not directly affect the Rogers center then they will likely leave as is.
Can't see this happening.
Not just because of the logistical nightmare of having to adjust the schedule, but...
I don't think I'd settle for a refund for my season tickets for those games. Unless, of course, they'd like to fly me down to Philly to partake in the game down there. Or, if the game gets moved to a closer venue like Cleveland or Detroit, my airfare to get there.
I've already spent the money to see the Phillies play the Jays. I'll be really p!ssed if I don't get to see that happen.
I dont know having the game anywhere else does not make sense to me if the blue jays are getting the concession money and get tickets. Reason being not many people will agree with having opperating costs out of one building and giving the jays the money earned. It would get very confussing and could cause more problems.
Not mention if you play at another teams ball park i would doubt you would not get much for fan base. Since it is hard for some teams to get a fan base at there own games.
I really think the whole conversation is moot, since I find it incredibly hard to believe that the MLB wouldn't know that the summit would be taking place in TO this same weekend before they even wrote up the schedule.
If it was at all concerning to them, they would have scheduled the Jays to be out of town originally. Until a credible mainstream sports body reports this as a possibility, I think it's all pure speculation.
Agreed. I doubt there is any merit to this tweet at all.
I just can't see them re-locating for this summit. I'm sure they'll figure something out in regards to ensuring Jays traffic avoids taking routes to the rogers centre that wouldn't interfere with the summit.