Blue Jays release 2024 Spring Training schedule: 5 takeaways

Toronto Blue Jays fans can now start planning for a vacation in Florida, after the team announced their spring training schedule for 2024.
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We appreciate there's a lot going on with the Blue Jays at the moment, particularly with the trade deadline and fighting for a playoff spot. However, while not as important at this time, the team has released their spring training schedule for 2024:

The basics

The Blue Jays' spring training schedule will take place between Feb. 24 and Mar. 25. They are a member of the Grapefruit League, which is based in Florida.

Pending any information to suggest otherwise, all home games will be played at TD Ballpark in Dunedin, which has a capacity of 8,500. We can only hope they return to Montreal for some games in the near future.

Five takeaways

1) The Blue Jays can never get too far away from the AL East, with 13 spring training games scheduled versus their divisional rivals comprising of six at home and seven away. This will include five games against the Yankees (two at home), four against the Orioles, and two against both the Red Sox and the Rays.

2) The Blue Jays' most common opponent during spring training will be the Phillies, who they will face six times overall, including three at home. The rest of their schedules is made up of the Pirates (five games) and the Tigers (four), as well as the Braves and Twins (two each).

3) The Blue Jays will play 32 spring training games in total. This includes 15 at home and 17 away.

4) Off days don't carry the same significance as during the regular season. However, for what it's worth, the Blue Jays will have two off-days during spring training in 2024, on Mar. 6 and Mar. 18.

5) Double-headers can carry a different meaning during spring training, with two games on the same day, but at different locations. The Blue Jays will have three such home-and-away split-squad double-headers next year.