Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins at Shaw Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba
If you could merge Labatt Park, Sahlen Field and Nat Bailey Stadium all into one it’d be Shaw Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The home to Goldeneyes of the American Association is an absolute gem located not too far from Portage and Main in downtown Winnipeg. You have the two levels behind home plate that Sahlen Field has with the luxury suites. You have the outfield walls covered in advertisements looking at a mix of some trees like the Nat, and a huge downtown with a flowing river beyond the outfield walls like Labatt Park.
The really cool part that I learned as per the ballpark website was that Shaw Park sits on treaty one lands. The land belongs to, the original territories of Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.
If the Blue Jays were to play a regular season game at Shaw Park, I would hope there is a priority to ensuring First Nations people to get access to not only watching a game but to also make sure they are celebrated during it as well. The more people you can encourage to get involved in the game of baseball the better.
The Blue Jays and Twins would attract a lot fans just based on where the location of this ballpark is. You would get fans from Thunder Bay and Regina. You’d also attract a lot of Twins fans that are between the Emerson, Manitoba border crossing.