CN Tower closed, Rogers centre roof leaks due to falling ice

CN Tower closed, Rogers centre roof leaks due to falling ice

It's the first time a game has been postponed at the domed stadium since a Jays-Royals contest was deferred April 12, 2001. But, even in their climate-controlled stadium, the Jays couldn't escape nature's elements and will assess their options for Monday night's game against the Kansas City Royals.

" The Toronto Blue Jays are now working with CN Tower and Toronto Police Service to assess the conditions around Rogers Centre and the viability of playing tonight's game against the Kansas City Royals", The Toronto Blue Jays said in a tweet issued Monday around 1 p.m.

Chunks of ice crashing down from the CN Tower following a weekend of freezing rain forced the closure of the Toronto landmark and poked a hole in the Rogers Centre roof in the area of right field.

The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Tuesday. Much of the area was eventually closed off to pedestrians, with no injuries reported thus far.


The stadium, which is located near the base of the 1,815-foot CN Tower, was damaged by falling ice.

A weekend ice storm resulted in power outages, canceled flights and road collisions across Ontario.

"Perhaps this potential postponement is karma, because the Blue Jays have done a lot of bragging about having a roof, particularly after having games postponed in Cleveland", Grathoff wrote a couple of hours before the team confirmed that Monday's game was a no-go.

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