The Toronto Blue Jays are entering the 2023 MLB season with a sour taste in their mouths. On the one hand, the team made significant strides, with many of the young star players blossoming, leading to a playoff berth. On the other hand, a disappointing showing in the American League Wild Card Series saw the Jays lose two home games and be swept out of the postseason by the Seattle Mariners.
This year’s squad is looking to write a much different story. And you can participate in Toronto Blue Jays betting through one of 30 Ontario sports betting apps.
The Jays will have one of the MLB’s best lineups in 2023, headlined by perennial All-Stars but now also featuring impact bats from the top to the bottom of the order. Adding Chris Bassitt to the pitching rotation erases a load of question marks about the front-line starters, with Toronto now boasting a 1-4 that gives it strong World Series odds.
Rogers Centre is going to be rocking all season long. Last season, Toronto went 47-34 at home and finished seven games back of the New York Yankees in the AL East.
As they look to make a run at the 2023 World Series, please examine our guide for home games this season. It includes a promotional schedule, information about cheap parking and updates on what’s new.
Check out the Outfield District at Rogers Centre
Toronto’s multi-year, $300 million renovation to Rogers Centre began early this offseason.
The main focus is on on the upper levels of seating, outfield walls and bullpen areas. Regarding the daily fan experience, the most noticeable change will be the addition of four new outfield “neighbourhoods,” with two on the 500 Level and two on the 100 Level surrounding a newly redesigned WestJet Flight Deck.
From April 11-16, fans will be able to check out the Outfield District during an open house and experience these new spaces for the first time.
On the 100 Level, the area behind the batter’s eye in centre field is where you’ll find “The Stop.” This bar will have quick drinks and handheld food options, like Jamaican beef patties or banh mi sandwiches. In the right-field corner, looking over the visiting bullpen, you’ll find “The Catch,” serving “classic cocktails and trendy bites” with a new view of the game. The WestJet Fight Deck in centre will be getting a “brewery-style refresh” to bring new food and drink options, while the 200 Level terrace and 100 Level mezzanine will offer other viewing spots with bar access.
Meanwhile, in the 500 Level Neighbourhoods, you’ll find “Park Social” in left field. It is a “park inside a park.” This is where fans can enjoy an open-air space with food offerings styled after Toronto’s food trucks. In right field, the “Corona Rooftop Patio” is a spin on Toronto’s many rooftop bars, including frozen cocktails and modern takes on ballpark classics.
Toronto Blue Jays 2023 promotions
A family outing to the ballpark is fun on its own, but being able to take home a souvenir can make it that much sweeter.
Not everyone will be able to pluck a Vladimir Guerrero Jr. home run ball out of the sky. However, the Blue Jays will ensure they send tons of fans home with a little something extra when they attend select home games at Rogers Centre during the 2023 MLB season.
The Blue Jays have revealed their 2023 promotional schedule featuring several giveaways for the first 15,000 fans that show up to the ballpark. Jays fans are going to be showered with a number of wearables and unique items.
The fun starts with a Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Gold Glove bobblehead night on April 12 when the Blue Jays play the Detroit Tigers in their second home game of the season. Guerrero was featured on two bobbleheads last season, a “Vlad & Dad” bobblehead he shared with his Hall of Fame father last July and a “Victory Vlad” bobblehead in August. This one celebrates his historic 2022 season when Guerrero became the first Blue Jays first baseman to win an AL Gold Glove Award.
|Date / Time||Opponent||Giveaway|
|April 12, 7:07 p.m.||DET Tigers||Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Gold Glove Bobblehead|
|April 24, 7:07 p.m.||CHI White Sox||Romano & Jansen Handshake Bobblehead|
|April 28, 7:07 p.m.||SEA Mariners||George Springer New Blue Replica Jersey|
|May 31, 7:07 p.m.||MIL Brewers||"Bo Bundle" including Bo Bichette White Replica Jersey & Replica Headband|
|June 7, 7:07 p.m.||HOU Astros||MLB Network Hat|
|June 24, 4:07 p.m.||OAK Athletics||Blue Jays Replica Cricket Jersey|
|June 28, 7:07 p.m.||SF Giants||Kevin Gausman Replica Splitter Jersey|
|July 15, 3:07 p.m.||ARI Diamondbacks||The Chappy Couture Shirt|
|July 19, 7:07 p.m.||SD Padres||"We're Here" Welcome Mat|
|Aug. 2, 7:07 p.m.||BAL Orioles||Chris Bassitt Camo Jersey T-shirt|
|Aug. 16, 7:07 p.m.||PHI Phillies||Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Blue Replica Jersey|
|Sept. 15, 7:07 p.m.||BOS Red Sox||José Berríos Bobblehead|
How to get to Rogers Centre
The best way to get to the Rogers Centre is to take the TTC — Go Trains or subway — to nearby Union Station.
If you drive, you might be tempted to park in one of the underground parking lots at the stadium, but you can expect to pay at least $30 per vehicle. The Blue Jays provide fans with an easy way to pre-book a parking spot before driving to the game using “ParkWhiz.”
There is a limited amount of public parking available in the underground lots with elevator access to the building. However, getting out of there after games can be extremely time-consuming.
There are a number of parking lots within walking distance of Rogers Centre at various prices. Lots within walking distance include:
- Rees & Queens Quay
- Convention Centre (Simcoe/Station St., south of Front St.)
- Underground Parking (Lower Simcoe St., south of Bremner Blvd)
- York St. & Bremner Blvd.
- Front & Blue Jays Way
- Blue Jays Way & Navy Warf Ct.
Another way you can save a few bucks is by booking a spot in advance through the parking reservations app SpotHero. With this app, you can reserve a spot at Rogers Centre with rates up to 50% off drive-up.