We’re getting close! Pitchers and catchers report to lovely, muggy, disgusting Florida in just over a week and the first full-team workout of the spring is just under two weeks from now. Winter is almost over, thank fuck!
Speaking of spring training, TD Ballpark, the new and improved Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, received a major facelift over the winter. If you’ve ever made the journey down south to the swamp, you’ll know that the Blue Jays’ facility in Dunedin was, uh, pretty subpar.
Beyond upgrading the fan experience (more space, more seats, more coverage from the sun, and so on), the key behind this renovation was giving the Blue Jays one of the most advanced developmental facilities in baseball. The Jays use Dunedin for spring training, their Single-A affiliate, and for rehabbing players during the season.
The players complex and training centre will be updated to become approximately 3x bigger, more technologically advanced, and geared towards high performance and player development.
There will be a grand total of 6 full fields when construction is done, with 1 of those fields being made of synthetic turf like the Rogers …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation