April 22nd, 2018

Damage to Rogers Centre roof causes rare postponement at domed stadium

By The Canadian Press on April 16, 2018.

A man walks by the Rogers Centre as reports of falling ice from the CN Tower sparked a closure of parts of the area on Toronto on Monday, April 16, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

TORONTO – The Toronto Blue Jays-Kansas City Royals game was postponed Monday after inclement weather caused damage to the roof at Rogers Centre.

The game will be made up Tuesday afternoon as part of a traditional doubleheader, the Blue Jays announced late Monday afternoon.

The regularly scheduled game will follow on Tuesday evening.

Tarps were spread out along the artificial turf in right field and a hole could be seen in the roof at the downtown stadium. The hole was repaired late Monday afternoon.

Tarps were also down near the infield dirt and in spots along the left-field line.

Batting practice was cancelled for both teams but players still played catch and performed some running drills into the early evening.

It was the first time a game has been postponed at the domed stadium since a Jays-Royals contest was deferred April 12, 2001.

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