Blue Jays start 2023 with 10-day road trip before returning to renovated Rogers Center

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TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays will kick off next season with a long road trip before returning home to a renovated Rogers Centre.

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The Blue Jays unveiled their schedule for the 2023 season on Wednesday. Canada’s only Major League Baseball team will open the season March 30 in St. Louis to kick off a 10-game road trip that will include a playoff against the Kansas Royals. City and the Los Angeles Angels.

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Toronto’s home opener is April 11 against the Detroit Tigers and will be the Blue Jays’ first chance to show off the first phase of a planned $300 million overhaul at the venerable Rogers Center.

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The club says the first phase will include the replacement of all seats in the 500 level, including the removal of entire sections and replacing them with spaces for spectators to congregate.

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The Blue Jays will play 46 interleague games in 2023, more than double the number in previous seasons. This includes the home series against San Francisco (June 27-29), Arizona (July 14-16) and San Diego (July 18-20). The Blue Jays will see these teams for the first time since 2019.

Toronto will face American League East rivals the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays in April and May, then won’t see either team again until the end of the season. The Blue Jays end the season at home against the Yankees (September 26-28) and Tampa Bay (September 29-October 1).

Two 10-game homestands mark the longest of the season: May 12-21 against Atlanta, the Yankees and Baltimore, and September 8-17 against Kansas City, Texas and Boston.

A notable road series for the Jays will take place July 21-23 in Seattle. This series traditionally attracts a large number of Western Canadian Jays fans.

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