In 2017, the Toronto Blue Jays will have the ability to opt out of their spring training stadium lease with Dunedin.
The question is, will they?
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The stadium and its facilities are far from the best in baseball -- they are a bit inconvenient to boot, as the main stadium is a few miles from the facilities, requiring the players to take a shuttle everyday for a game.
With new president and CEO Mark Shapiro at the helm, he may be able to negotiate a new stadium lease, something former president Paul Beeston was unable to.
According to the National Post, former president Paul Beeston was unable to negotiate a move:
"Over the past year, outgoing Jays president Paul Beeston worked on a possible move to Palm Beach, Fla. That plan fell through. Subsequent negotiations to find a Dunedin solution remain unresolved. Given [new president and CEO Mark] Shapiro's wish list and his experience in Cleveland, it seems fair to say he will not bring a Dunedin bias to the table."
As the Post notes, Shapiro was recently able to move the Cleveland Indians from Florida to a brand new, shared facility in Arizona.