Blue Jays: A Look at the MiLB Stadiums in the system

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LAKELAND, FL- MARCH 02: A general view from the spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays before the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium on March 2, 2016 in Dunedin, Florida. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
LAKELAND, FL- MARCH 02: A general view from the spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays before the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium on March 2, 2016 in Dunedin, Florida. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /
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SURPRISE, AZ – NOVEMBER 03: AFL West All-Star, Cavan Biggio #26 of the Toronto Blue Jays warms up before the Arizona Fall League All Star Game at Surprise Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
SURPRISE, AZ – NOVEMBER 03: AFL West All-Star, Cavan Biggio #26 of the Toronto Blue Jays warms up before the Arizona Fall League All Star Game at Surprise Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

New Hampshire Fisher Cats- (AA)- Northeast Delta Dental Stadium

The Fisher Cats have played in the stadium since 2005, after moving from the ageing Gill Stadium. The ballpark is another unique one in the Blue Jays system and has aspects which model the Rogers Centre.

The most notable aspect that mirrors the Skydome is that a Hilton hotel is included in the stadium’s infrastructure. Like the Rogers Centre, the hotel offers unimpeded views of the playing surface; making it the ideal accommodation for baseball fans. It may not be big league baseball, but it would still make for quite the evening stay.

The stadium, not including the hotel, seats 7,500 fans; although over 8,000 can squeeze in when a major leaguer is sent down for rehab. Fans can enjoy an abundance of different dining options in the stadium, including a full-service sports bar overlooking home plate. As for more casual eats, the Fisher Cats have partnered with local bakeries and offer home baked pies as their go to ballpark snacks. Certainly not traditional, but the food is one thing which makes the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium experience extra special.

The stadium and team have to offer an amazing fan experience because they are not exactly located in Blue Jays territory. The fans in the area tend to sway towards supporting the Red Sox, making a Toronto farm team a tough draw for baseball fanatics. That said, they had better numbers last year with the presence of Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, Cavan Biggio, and others, and hopefully the talented youngsters in the system will continue to peak some interest.

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