The Toronto Blue Jays today announced its promotional schedule and ticket information for the 2016 season for premium and regular games, continuing to provide fans with one of the best value offerings in the city and in Major League Baseball.
Single game tickets for 2016 go on sale through all ticket channels on February 11, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., while renewals for existing Season Ticket and Flex Pack holders starts on November 19. New Flex Pack sales will begin on November 23, and Group Sales and Luxury Suite sales will commence on November 25. Complete information on promotions, events and 2016 ticket pricing can be found at bluejays.com.
For only the second time in six seasons, the club has increased prices. Regular game ticket prices will increase $3 to $6 (excluding In-The-Action Seats) while premium game tickets will increase $4 to $10 each, representing an average increase of just over 10%. Tickets remain available for less than $20 in the 500 level, while Jr. Jays Saturdays continues to be a family friendly option with 50% off for kids in select areas. Additionally, like other teams in the city and in Major League Baseball, the Blue Jays will test dynamically priced single game tickets for selected match-ups during the season. The Ballpark Pass will no longer be available.
“The Blue Jays continue to be the most reasonably priced ticket compared to other professional sports in Toronto,” said Stephen Brooks, Senior Vice President, Business Operations. “And combined with our promotional schedule, it delivers an unparalleled experience for fans.”
2016 marks the Blue Jays 40th season and celebrations will feature many exciting events and promotions. The promotions schedule features many fan favourites including commemorative bobblehead giveaways, Jr. Jays Saturdays presented by Boston Pizza and Canada Day presented by Honda. The 2016 Toronto Blue Jays promotions and events schedule can be found at bluejays.com/promotions.
The festivities start with the Honda Home Opener and Honda Opening Weekend on Friday April 8 when fans will welcome home the 2015 AL East Division Champion Blue Jays. That night all fans will receive a 2015 AL East Championship Rally Towel and a 2016 Blue Jays Magnet Schedule. The weekend series will host the first Jr. Jays Saturday presented by Boston Pizza on Saturday April 9 and conclude on Sunday April 10 when the first 20,000 fans will receive a 2015 AL East Division Championship Pennant.
The 2016 season will also feature 40th Season Celebration marquee games on May 29, July 10 and August 14 where the organization will recognize and honour great moments and players in Blue Jays history.
The Blue Jays will increase the number of bobblehead giveaways to five games in 2016. Those dates are April 24, May 29, July 3, July 24 and August 14. The players, both current and alumni, to be featured on the bobblehead giveaways will be announced at a later date.
Other key theme days at the ballpark include Mother’s Day on May 8 and two events presented by TD; the popular Country Day on June 12 and new this season, the Ballpark Beach Bash on July 31. The Blue Jays will once again host both Canada Day and Canada Baseball Day at home on August 28 where they will honour the game of baseball in Canada. Both days will be presented by Honda. Jr. Jays Saturdays presented by Boston Pizza and Friday Fan Festivals (July 22 – August 26) will continue to highlight the weekend schedule at Rogers Centre. Fans can find the full promotional schedule with all giveaway items including replica jerseys, hats and t-shirts at bluejays.com/promotions.
Back by popular demand in 2016 the Blue Jays will once again offer a Peanut/Nut reduced section and will increase the number of dates from six to 19 games, including all Jr. Jays Saturday games.