BLUE JAYS 2011 SCHEDULE

By on September 15, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    courtesy of the Toronto Blue Jays
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
TORONTO, ONTARIO

        The TORONTO BLUE JAYS will open the 2011 Championship Season at home in Toronto on Friday April 1 at 7:07 pm against the Minnesota Twins. The 2011 season, Toronto’s 35th season in the American League, will mark a new beginning as we host, Opening Weekend.   Major League Baseball adopted the recommendation of The Commissioner’s Special Committee for On-Field Matters to begin the regular season earlier and mid-week to avoid playing World Series games in November.

        The Blue Jays will open the season with a six-game, seven-day homestand against the Minnesota Twins (April 1-3) and the Oakland Athletics (April 5-7) before heading out on the road. 

        The 2011 season will mark the third time the Blue Jays have opened the season against the Twins and the second time in Toronto.  These two clubs opened the 1998 season in Toronto with the Blue Jays winning 3-2.  It will also mark the fourth time that the Blue Jays have opened their home schedule against the Twins; Toronto is 3-0 in those contests.

        The Blue Jays play 36 of their 81 home games against their divisional rivals from the AL East, hosting the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays nine times each.

        Interleague baseball returns to Toronto as we host the Houston Astros, May 20-22, Pittsburgh Pirates, June 28-30 and the Philadelphia Phillies who start a three game series on Canada Day, July 1-3.   The Blue Jays will head out on a nine-game interleague road trip with games in Cincinnati, June 17-19, Atlanta, June 20-22 and St. Louis, June 24-26.

        The club is currently accepting deposits on new Season Ticket sales for 2011.  Information on tickets for the 2011 season will be announced at a later time but we welcome all fans to contact the Ticket Sales Department at 1-888-OK-GO-JAY begin_of_the_skype_highlightingend_of_the_skype_highlighting, 416-341-1234 begin_of_the_skype_highlightingend_of_the_skype_highlighting or www.bluejays.com

        The complete schedule is in the attached files and also available on bluejays.com. All dates and times are subject to change.

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