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Halladay’s Much-Anticipated Return Axed Due To G20

Despite assurances from authorities that they’d do all they can to ensure Roy Halladay’s return to the Rogers Centre would go ahead as planned, the Blue Jays‘ three-game series against the Phillies is being moved to Philadelphia because of the G20 summit.

The much-anticipated series was expected to draw huge crowds to the Rogers Centre. The first game was slated for June 25th but the international gathering, which starts a day later, and the extensive security measures meant to protect the area around the Metro Convention Centre, prompted the change of venue.

Thousands of fans were expected to pack the Dome for the return of former Jays pitcher Roy “Doc” Halladay. He was traded to the Phillies late last year.

Now that the series will be played at Citizens Bank Park, the blue birds will have a 10-game road trip stretching from June 25 to July 4 that will take them to Philadelphia, Cleveland and New York.