Q&A: What are timetables for Bisons’ move to Trenton, Blue Jays’ return to Buffalo?

Sahlen Field in a view from the 29th floor of Seneca One tower, Wednesday, March 10, 2021. 

Derek Gee

Mike Harrington

There are so many moving parts when it comes to baseball in Buffalo in pandemic year 2021 that you definitely need your scorecard to mark them all down.

With heavy construction underway at Sahlen Field in advance of another season of Toronto Blue Jays games in Buffalo, MLB is working on a plan to move the Bisons at least temporarily to Trenton, N.J.

The Buffalo Bisons confirmed some of their plans on Friday, as first reported by The News, that they will start their season in Trenton, N.J. The parent Toronto Blue Jays, meanwhile, are expected to shift their season from Dunedin, Fla., to Buffalo sometime in June and that necessitated the Bisons to be placed in an alternate home.

Here are the current timetables:

• The Bisons’ season and “home opener” will be at 7:05 p.m. May 4 in Trenton against the Worcester Red Sox. All 12 of Buffalo’s May home games will be played in Trenton, and the team could potentially stay there all season.

• A multimillion dollar renovation of Sahlen Field is currently underway to accommodate the Blue Jays’ potential visit for a second straight season and to provide permanent upgrades to the player amenity areas of the ballpark that meet new standards for the minor leagues mandated by Major League Baseball. The Blue Jays…

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