So much for having a stadium with a roof.
Ice and snow from the CN Tower is falling in downtown Toronto, and some reportedly hit the Rogers Centre roof Monday morning. Although the damage to the Rogers Centre is unclear, the area has been closed to pedestrians, and entrances to both the Rogers Centre and CN Tower have closed.
A closer look at the barriers by the @TourCNTower, @RipleysAquaCA + @RogersCentre in downtown Toronto. Police and security on hand reminding people to keep a safe distance away. @globalnewsto #onstorm pic.twitter.com/DKxEikyhO1— Shallima Maharaj (@ShallimaMaharaj) April 16, 2018
The Toronto Blue Jays said Monday afternoon that the team, along with teams from the Toronto police and the CN Tower, was assessing the “viability of playing tonight’s game against the Kansas City Royals.”
One video on Twitter from yesterday shows snow and ice falling from the roof of the Rogers Centre to the pavement below.
All afternoon the wind has been blowing heavy snow and ice off the roof of the @RogersCentre and it comes crashing down loudly. No warning signs and we’ve been nervous every time someone walks underneath. (Listen with sound on.) #onstorm pic.twitter.com/yp1YYfV43O— Josh McConnell (@joshmcconnell) April 15, 2018
The damage to the roof of the Rogers Centre can’t be assessed or repaired immediately, due to the fear of more ice falling.
One Twitter user, who was in the Rogers Centre for an event when ice fell, said he heard a “huge crash and then snow/ice coming through the roof onto the field. The fire alarm then went off. Heard another crash a few minutes later.”
No injuries have been reported yet.
Update (from Minor Leaguer)
Despite building depth during the offseason the Blue Jays still have a hole in the outfield.
A tarp in RF and a hole. #BlueJays pic.twitter.com/hvIZIdCnKj— Scott Mitchell (@ScottyMitchTSN) April 16, 2018
We’ll provide more updates when we receive information.