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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TORONTO, ON – APRIL 14: Teoscar Hernandez #37 of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts after being called out on strikes in the fifth inning during MLB game action against the Tampa Bay Rays at Rogers Centre on April 14, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON – APRIL 14: Teoscar Hernandez #37 of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts after being called out on strikes in the fifth inning during MLB game action against the Tampa Bay Rays at Rogers Centre on April 14, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /

Buffalo Bison (AAA)- Sahlen Field

The Bisons play in a hustling, bustling stadium right in the heart of downtown Buffalo. Being a Triple-A club, it is probably as close as Buffalo will ever get to their dream of major league ball. The fans have seen many major league stars spend time with their beloved Bisons team. The capacity of the stadium sits at a hair over 18,000, which is the perfect size for a small-ish baseball market like Buffalo.

Over the years the stadium has been known for its vast selection of food and beverage. Gourmet sandwiches, craft beers and even poutine are the go-to ballpark eats of Sahlen Field, with the poutine only being added when they adopted the Blue Jays as their major league affiliate.

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Sahlen field reminds many fans about the Baltimore Oriole’s Camden Yards, as its vibe is very similar. However, Sahlen field opened a full year before the stadium in Maryland.

With the capacity at 18,000, it can sometimes be a challenge to fill the stadium, especially early in the year with the spotty weather in the northeastern states. When the temperature warms up and becomes more welcoming, the Bisons do their best to promote their product. Over the dog days of summer, the club organizes many special nights which regularly sell out. These nights include but are not limited to “Star Wars” night, and “bring your dog to the ballpark” day. All of these initiatives draw fans out on a regular basis.

The park is certainly a hitters park, with the ultra-low outfield wall, and that is part of the reason why so many sluggers numbers have inflated when playing in Bisons uniform.

Sahlen field has become known as one of the gems of the minor leagues, especially in Triple-A where some of the stadiums are bland, big, and not very special.

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The Blue Jays minor league stadiums offer some of the best experiences in small-town baseball. From the tiny confines of rural Bluefield, to the large metropolises of Vancouver and Buffalo. Blue Jays baseball sprawls across the continent, and captures the hearts of many baseball fans across the United States and Canada.

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