How to Watch Batting Practice at Rogers Centre [Toronto Blue Jays]


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Coming to the stadium early to catch batting practice gives fans an opportunity to see players up close and personal. Some players may use this time to sign autographs and take photos with fans. But what about Toronto Blue Jays games at Rogers Centre? Can you watch batting practice at Rogers Centre?

Yes, you can watch batting practice at Rogers Centre, although it’s worth noting that batting practice begins prior to the stadium gates opening, so fans will only be able to see part of batting practice. The official time that Toronto Blue Jays batting practice is held can change, but in general, you can expect batting practice to begin roughly two and a half hours before game time. Typically, batting practice lasts 45-60 minutes per team.

The Toronto Blue Jays will take batting practice first, since they are the home team. After that, the visiting team will take their batting practice. The length of batting practice can fluctuate day-to-day, but most teams stick to normal routines as much as possible.

Because Rogers Centre gates only open 90 minutes prior to game time for games Monday through Friday, by the time fans can enter the stadium, it will usually be the road team on the field taking batting practice. Stadium gates open 2 hours prior to game time for games on Saturday and Sunday, which means it will give fans a better chance to catch a glimpse of Blue Jays batting practice.

Although batting practice is usually held, it is worth noting that there can be occasional exceptions due to manager’s discretion or other circumstances. As the Blue Jays’ information guide notes, batting practice is not always held prior to Saturday games. The length and time of practice is at the manager’s discretion, but as I mentioned earlier, most teams stick to normal routines as much as possible.

Toronto Blue Jays Batting Practice Time

Can You Watch Batting Practice at Rogers Centre?

Yes, you can watch batting practice at Rogers Centre. As we discussed above, the official time that Toronto Blue Jays batting practice is held can change, but in general, you can expect batting practice to begin roughly 2.5 hours before game time.

The Toronto Blue Jays will take batting practice first, since they are the home team. After that, the visiting team will take their batting practice. The length of batting practice can fluctuate day-to-day, but batting practice usually lasts 45-60 minutes per team.

Because Rogers Centre gates only open 90 minutes prior to game time for games Monday through Friday, by the time fans can enter the stadium, it will usually be the road team on the field taking batting practice. Stadium gates open 2 hours prior to game time for games on Saturday and Sunday, which means it will give fans a better chance to catch a glimpse of Blue Jays batting practice.

What Time do Gates Open for Batting Practice?

As we discussed above, Rogers Centre stadium gates open approximately 90 minutes prior to game time for games Monday through Friday. For Saturday and Sunday games, gates open 2 hours prior to game time. It is worth noting that gate times are always subject to change, but most teams stick to normal gate times as much as possible.

For more information on stadium gates, visit our Rogers Centre Gate Guide. To read more about parking, visit our Toronto Blue Jays Parking Guide.

Do You Need a Ticket for Batting Practice?

You will, of course, need a game ticket to be able to enter Rogers Centre and watch batting practice, but you don’t need an additional ticket to be able to watch batting practice.

If you need tickets for an upcoming Toronto Blue Jays game, you can read more by visiting our article that discusses buying tickets at Rogers Centre.


Other Things to do Besides Watching Batting Practice at Rogers Centre

You are visiting Rogers Centre to watch batting practice and a Blue Jays game, but there are other attractions that you may find interesting to do prior to the game. Here are a couple options:

  • The Rec Room – Located southeast of Rogers Centre on the other side of Bremner Blvd is The Rec Room, which is a one-stop shop for food, beverage, and entertainment. The Rec Room is full of games like shuffleboard, pool, and arcade games, and also features live music and comedy. This is a nice place to spend time prior to a Jays game.
  • Jays Shop Team Store – Rogers Centre has several retail stores inside the stadium. The main team store (called ‘Jays Shop’) is located close to Rogers Centre gate 5 (source) and is a good place to buy Blue Jays jerseys and other types of fan gear. You can, of course, also shop online prior to the game. To read more, visit our Toronto Blue Jays Jersey Guide.

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