Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
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Blue Jays-Royals cancelled by roof damage from falling ice

Blue Jays-Royals cancelled by roof damage from falling ice

No injuries have been reported.

The Blue Jays trolled teams on Twitter about having to postpone games due to weather.

Photographers in Toronto captured the scene Monday afternoon at the Rogers Centre. "It sounded like fireworks or some sort of explosion".

The Blue Jays had a game postponed on April 12, 2001 when a mechanical test caused damage to one of the roof panels. The teams will play a double-header Tuesday.

Miller said pieces of ice crashed to the turf in right field along with some insulation from the roof. There were no holes in the roof visible above those areas. There were tarps on the infield near shortstop and others down the left-field line.


Game time is scheduled for 6:07 p.m. central time. Toronto was coming off back-to-back postponements in Cleveland over the weekend due to rain.

Monday's Cubs game at Wrigley Field against the Cardinals was postponed making it the Cubs' fourth game that has been postponed this season and third home game that has been rescheduled due to poor field conditions and weather in the last eight days.

Fans with tickets to Tuesday's game will be able to attend both games of the double-header, the team said.

The Royals and Toronto Blue Jays were supposed to start a three-game series at the Rogers Centre Monday night. 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. Workers tried to repair the hole most of the day, but they couldn't fix it in time.

The Toronto Blue Jays bragged about their domed stadium after a slew of rain-outs, only to have stadium troubles of their own force a cancellation.

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