A new and improved ballpark

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In 1977 Dunedin became home to the Blue Jays for spring training. Over 40 years later the Blue Jays are the only Major League franchise that still plays in their original spring training park. In 2019 construction began to renovate the park and the Blue Jays signed a 25-year lease agreement with the City of Dunedin, Pinellas County and the state of Florida which would allow TD Ballpark to continue hosting the Blue Jays every spring.

Capacity increase

A major change for the park was the capacity increase from 5,500 to 8,500. Along with a capacity increase, a 360 boardwalk was added around the outfield as well as special group areas. Fans are now able to walk all the way around the park while still being able to watch the game, and have a ground-level view from the outfield.

Concessions and bars

Concessions, suites and bathrooms were all upgraded in the park. In addition to upgrades to concessions, a new outdoor bar was added in right-field and an air-conditioned bar was built along the third-base line. There are also drink rails along the outfield so that fans are able to stand and enjoy a cold one.

New and improved concessions located throughout the stadium.

 

West Jet Flight Deck located in right-field.

Eddie’s indoor bar located along the third-base line.

New Jay’s shop

There is a new Blue Jay’s memorabilia shop located near the entrance to the park that has everything a Blue Jay’s fan will need for the upcoming season.

Jr. Jays zone and BBQ tent

Visit the Jr. Jays zone to play some games and catch some rays near third base. Right next to the Jr. Jays zone is a new barbecue tent with a large menu and plenty of shaded picnic tables to enjoy a meal.

Admire the artwork

Fans certainly won’t forget whose stadium they are in as there is a Blue Jays sign or painting around every corner.

Spring Training

Make sure to catch a Blue Jay’s game this spring training season to experience all of the wonderful improvements that were made to TD Ballpark.

About Lexi Bryant

Lexi is a senior at the University of Florida studying journalism sports media. When she graduates she hopes to pursue a career in sports photography.

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