The Toronto Blue Jays will return to Montreal and Olympic Stadium in 2018, effectively continuing what is becoming one of spring training‘s best traditions.
For the last several years, the Blue Jays have headed north to Olympic Stadium–former home of the Montreal Expos–in late March to play spring training contests. They will do the same in 2018, when they host the St. Louis Cardinals in a pair of games. The first of those contests will be played on March 26, with the second occurring on March 27.
That will mark the fifth consecutive year in which the Blue Jays play at Olympic Stadium, and club officials sound eager to return. More from The Canadian Press:
“We always look forward to playing in front of our fans in Montreal,” Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro said in a release.
“The atmosphere at Olympic Stadium over the last few years has been truly special, and is a reminder of the passion for baseball that exists in Quebec, and how far reaching the Blue Jays fan base truly extends.”
While giving the Blue Jays a chance to play in Montreal, the games manage to provide considerable nostalgia for the Expos at a point where many in Montreal are hoping for Major League Baseball’s permanent return. We covered one of the games first hand in March 2017, when the Blue Jays hosted the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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