TORONTO – Blue Jays fans sitting in the 500 level of Rogers Centre for tonight’s playoff game against Kansas City will have to settle for drinking their favourite tipple out of a plastic cup.
The team says beer sold in the upper tier of the stadium will not be available in cans during Game 3 of the American League Championship series.
The decision comes after some unruly fans threw debris on the field, including beer cans, after a controversial call went against the Jays in Toronto’s game against Texas on Wednesday.
One man, 33-year-old Albert Grummitt, was arrested and charged with mischief after a baby was hit by the spray of a thrown beer. He has since been released and is due in court on Nov. 24.
The Jays eventually won the game 6-3 to win their American League Division Series in five games.
After the incident, Major League Baseball said it would discuss “comprehensive security plans” for the remaining post-season games in Toronto.