TORONTO — The Blue Jays announced plans Thursday for a $230 million renovation of Rogers Centre, their downtown home since 1989 but said the change will not involve replacing the artificial turf surface with grass.
The renovation, to be undertaken in stages over the next two or three winters, will begin with replacing all the seats in the upper deck, adding raised bullpens in left and right field, adjusting the dimensions and heights of the current outfield wall and adapting outfield seating areas to add bars and patios, as well as a section of bleachers.
“The largest focus was to focus on modernizing the fan experience,” Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro said.
Shapiro did not disclose the outfield dimensions and fence heights, saying they have not been finalized.
After the 2023 season, the team will remodel the lower bowl to create better sight lines and reduce the amount of foul