TORONTO -- Once again, Toronto Blue Jays fans are being offered huge discounts on tickets.
The Jays announced yesterday that Expedite Plus, a Toronto-based delivery company, has purchased all remaining 200-level seats in the outfield and all 500-level tickets to four upcoming games and is offering them to fans for $2 each.
Victor J. Deschenes, president and chief executive officer, said his company has bought more than 20,000 tickets for each of the four Wednesday contests -- May 14 against Tampa Bay, May 28 against the Chicago White Sox, June 11 against. the Pittsburgh Pirates and June 25 against the Baltimore Orioles.
On April 28, Rogers Communications Inc., which owns the Jays, purchased all remaining tickets -- more than 34,000 -- to the club's April 29 home game with Texas and offered them back to fans for $1 each.
That promotion was aimed at showing Torontonians weren't hunkered down at home because of SARS fears. It cost Rogers $700,000. It's not known how much Expedite Plus's promotion is worth.
Fans attending the four games also will receive free refills on fountain drinks and popcorn. A contribution will be made to four Toronto charities.