Blue Jays limiting beer sales at home opener



TORONTO (AP) — The beer taps weren’t turned off this time, but fans in the upper deck at Monday night’s Toronto Blue Jays home opener found it harder than usual to get their hands on some suds.

With a sellout crowd of 50,000 expected at Rogers Centre for the game against Boston, the Blue Jays limited beer sales to one per customer, per trip — half the amount permitted at regular games. Concession stands elsewhere in the stadium were not affected.

Blue Jays spokesman Jay Stenhouse said the move to curtail beer sales in the cheap seats was a joint decision between the team, the stadium concession operator, and Toronto Police.

The Blue Jays have had trouble with crowd control before, particularly at home openers.