Exciting news in the world of baseball! The Toronto Blue Jays have just given us another update on the undergoing renovations at the Rogers Centre. And here’s a look at what they’ve accomplished so far.
“The work continues,” according to the Jays after sharing a video of the current state of the Rogers Centre, on Twitter.
The new update highlights the tireless efforts of construction workers, and it looks like things are flowing nicely.
Another reno update 👀
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) December 13, 2022
Back in November, the Jays shared that their multi-million dollar renovation had passed its first major stage, and demolition on the 500 level of the stadium. According to a Jays’ representative, nearly 17,000 of the 500-level seats were removed and will be replaced before the 2023 season.
About 2.2 million pounds of materials have been recycled, according to a team representative, including 1.3 million pounds of concrete and 900,000 pounds of steel.
When first announced, the MLB had stated that the renovation will focus on “modernizing the fan experience” and building “world-class” facilities for the players.
Though we won’t see its completion until the next few years, this offseason will see upgrades to the lower levels like new social spaces and bars, raised bullpens, and 100 Level seats “brought closer to the action.”