January 1, 2018
Blue Jays nix natural turf
Toronto Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro recently made clear the ball club is not moving forward with plans to install natural turf at the Roger’s Centre. In 2015, the organization commissioned the University of Guelph’s turf grass institute to conduct a feasibility study on the costs and challenges of replacing the artificial turf in the stadium with grass. However, Shapiro recently told multiple media outlets the cost of installing drainage for natural turf would be high, and the ball club would rather put the money towards other renovation priorities at the 28 year-old stadium.