The Toronto Blue Jays were working to fix a small hole in the Rogers Centre’s roof caused by falling ice from the CN Tower, leaving Monday’s series opener against the Kansas City Royals in question.
Three tarp mats were set up beneath the hole in right field while five other covers of varying sizes were placed along the edge of the infield where the shortstop typically plays and into short left. There were no holes in the roof visible above those areas.
Earlier Monday, the Blue Jays said they were working with the CN Tower and Toronto police to assess whether a game could be played safely.
Outside the dome, police cordoned off pedestrian areas around the CN Tower with yellow caution tape and posted signs warning of falling ice.
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.