- Dec 4, 2009
It’s been the subject of conversation for years and now it appears a plan is in the works to build a brand new home for the Toronto Blue Jays.
The proposal from Rogers Communications is to reportedly demolish the Rogers Centre and construct a new ballpark in its place.
Rogers and Brookfield Asset Management want to transform the huge parcel of land as part of a whole downtown redevelopment.
Sources tell the Globe and Mail, a new natural grass baseball-focused stadium would take up the southern end of the current property, with residential towers, office buildings, stores and public space planned for the northern portion.
This multi-billion dollar plan would be privately funded though Rogers and Brookfield are working with all three levels of government on this project.
The current ballpark remains one of only two left in Major League Baseball that uses artificial turf instead of real grass.
It is believed that the ultimate goal is for ownership to keep the new stadium downtown. Rogers is also reportedly exploring some waterfront options as a backup plan.
According to the Globe and Mail, government officials and the two companies intend to go public with their plans in the new year.
Rogers Communications and Brookfield Asset Management want to tear down the Rogers Centre and build a new ballpark for the Blue Jays in its place.
The Rogers Centre could be leaving the Toronto skyline. According to the Globe and Mail, Rogers Communications Inc, is working with Brookfield Asset Management Inc. on a plan that would see the current home of the Toronto Blue Jays demolished and a new stadium constructed.