Blue Jays release 2008 home schedule



    TORONTO, Oct. 5 /CNW/ - The TORONTO BLUE JAYS announce the 2008 home
schedule, which kicks-off with the Boston Red Sox at ROGERS CENTRE on FRIDAY,
APRIL 4, 2007 (7:15 pm). This marks the third time the Blue Jays have faced
the Red Sox at home on Opening Day (1991, 2005).
    The Blue Jays will play 36 home games against their divisional rivals
from the AL East, hosting the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, New York
Yankees and Tampa Bay Devil Rays nine times each. Of note, all three visits
from the defending AL East Champion Red Sox will be weekend matches, while the
New York Yankees also appear at Rogers Centre for one weekend series. As part
of Interleague play, the Blue Jays will play host to the Chicago Cubs and
Cincinnati Reds of the National League Central and the Atlanta Braves of the
National League East, for three games apiece. All Saturday and Sunday games
will start at 1:07 pm.
    Season tickets for 2008 are now on sale. Blue Jays fans that have paid in
full for 2008 season tickets on or prior to DECEMBER 3, 2007 will receive free
round-trip airfare to Spring Training in Dunedin, Florida and will be provided
use of a luxury suite for one game during the 2008 season. This offer is
available to both current and first-time season ticket holders. Some
conditions, including a pricing threshold, apply.
    The 2008 home schedule has been posted on the Club's official website,
www.bluejays.com. Please note dates and times subject to change.
    For more information regarding season ticket packages and benefits please
call the Consumer Sales Department at 1-888-OK-GO-JAY or 416-341-1234. Online
information can be obtained by visiting www.bluejays.com/seasontickets.

    Details on the 2008 Blue Jays Home Schedule
    -------------------------------------------

    Home Games By Division
    ----------------------
    AL East - 36
    AL Central - 18
    AL West - 18
    NL East - 3
    NL Central - 6

    Home Games By Opponent
    ----------------------
    Baltimore Orioles - 9
    Boston Red Sox - 9
    New York Yankees - 9
    Tampa Bay Devil Rays - 9
    Oakland Athletics - 7
    Seattle Mariners - 6
    Chicago White Sox - 4
    Detroit Tigers - 4
    Kansas City Royals - 4
    Atlanta Braves - 3
    Chicago Cubs - 3
    Cincinnati Reds - 3
    Cleveland Indians - 3
    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - 3
    Minnesota Twins - 3
    Texas Rangers - 2

    Home Games By Month
    -------------------
    April - 12
    May - 14
    June - 15
    July - 12
    August - 13
    September - 15





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