Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Blue Jays postpone game because ice broke the Skydome

Blue Jays postpone game because ice broke the Skydome

The Toronto Blue Jays tweeted that they are working with CN Tower officials and Toronto police to assess whether tonight's game against the Kansas City Royals will be able to go forward as planned.

Toronto's CN Tower has closed amid reports of falling ice with thousands of sports fans descending upon the city for Toronto Leafs and Blue Jays games scheduled for Monday evening.

Police had blocked off the area directly under the CN Tower and the east side of the Rogers Centre because of the "relatively large" blocks of ice tumbling down onto the streets and sidewalks below. Much of the area was eventually closed off to pedestrians, with no injuries reported thus far. It's the first cancellation at Rogers Centre since a game against the Royals was called off following a collision between two panels of the stadium's moving roof on April 12, 2001.

The Blue Jays had crews trying to fix the hole.

A hole in the roof of the Rogers Centre caused the postponement of a Blue Jays-Royals game.

The game had been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader starting Tuesday afternoon. Tom Henke got both saves.

The Blue Jays had hoped a return to their domed stadium would provide a respite from the relentless storms that led to a pair of postponements in Cleveland over the weekend. The game was made up later in the month.

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