Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Markets | By Noel Gibbs

Ice falling from CN Tower threatens Royals at Jays, report says

Ice falling from CN Tower threatens Royals at Jays, report says

Chunks of ice crashing down from the CN Tower following a weekend of freezing rain forced the closure of the Toronto landmark and damaged the roof of a nearby baseball stadium, prompting the Toronto Blue Jays to cancel Monday night's game against the Kansas City Royals.

Monday night's game was officially postponed and will be made up with a doubleheader on Tuesday.

The Blue Jays announced earlier Monday that they are working with Toronto police and the CN Tower to evaluate the "viability of playing tonight's game".

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The Blue Jays tweeted at 2 p.m. that they are assessing the situation and will make an announcement about if the game will be played. We apologize to our fans for this inconvenience.

And I guess the only way to fix the hole is by physically going up on the roof. Tickets from Monday's game can also be exchanged for one of nine future games (including entry on Tuesday). That game was called off after two panels collided while the retractable roof was in motion.

The stadium's artificial turf surface, one of two such fields in the majors, does not have drainage. A large chunk of ice flew off the lead bus and crashed into the windshield of the second, shattering it. And while the Blue Jays Twitter account did delete the original offending post, the Internet never forgets. Boyer quickly sprang into action, grabbing the wheel and helping stop the bus, likely preventing what could have been a tragic accident.

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The weather also caused problems at the nearby Air Canada Centre.

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.

Right-hander Aaron Sanchez will get the start for Toronto on Wednesday.

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Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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