Blue Jays-Royals in jeopardy after falling ice punctures stadium roof

Blue Jays-Royals in jeopardy after falling ice punctures stadium roof

The last time a baseball game had to be called off at Rogers Centre was April 12, 2001, coincidentally also against the Royals, after two of the panels that make up the retractable roof collided, spewing debris all over the turf.

The Toronto Blue Jays said a freezing rain storm over the weekend collected ice on the CN Tower.

A few hours after the Blue Jays posted that original tweet, ice fell from CN Tower onto Rogers Centre' roof, according to a Toronto TV station. And it's not just a question about the field conditions, but about safety for people trying to get to the game; the CN Tower itself has been closed and the area around it cordoned of.

The Blue Jays have since deleted their original tweet and shared a new tweet saying that they're working with CN Tower and Toronto Police to assess the field conditions.

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If the double-header against the Royals is played, the second game will begin 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game, which is set to begin at 3:07 p.m. ET. Them and the Royals will instead play a doubleheader on Tuesday. Tarps were placed in right field as well as near shortstop and the shallow infield.

Ice damage has been observed on several buildings in the area. "We knew that (if) there was a game going on at the time, it would have been a risk to players and the fans".

By late Monday afternoon, provincial power utility Hydro One said crews had restored power to more than 300,000 customers across much of the province.

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