After an incident earlier in the playoffs when fans started throwing beer cans onto the field, the Toronto Blue Jays have opted to stop selling beer cans to those sitting in the upper deck of Rogers Centre during the American League Championship Series (ALCS).
During the Division Series, Blue Jays fans responded to a controversial ruling during game five that favored the Texas Rangers by throwing cans of beer and trash onto the field. One fan was subsequently arrested for throwing a can that sprayed beer on a baby.
As of this week, beer sold in the upper deck will be poured into plastic cups. “We reviewed all our staffing levels and police deployment and we’re confident that was adequate,” Mario Coutinho, vice president of stadium operations and security, told The Associated Press. “We did our own internal assessment after (game five) with the police and then Major League Baseball followed up as well.”
Cans of beer are expected to enjoy a safe return to Rogers Centre after the American League Championship Series.