I have to wonder why the Argo fans are not allowed the same option as Blue Jays fans to exchange their tickets for another date? ( not that I would ever want an exchange myself for the simple reason of no booze for sale)
Suspended Liquor License Means Dry Jays, Argos Games
Some Jays and Argos games will be dry this season as the Rogers Centre copes with a suspended liquor license.
There's no word on exactly what caused the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario to issue the temporary ban. In a press release, the company referred to "certain past events" but did not get into specifics.
A total of three matches will see a complete lack of booze in the stadium:
Toronto Blue Jays vs Detroit Tigers, April 7
Toronto Blue Jays vs Texas Rangers, April 21 Toronto Argonauts vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers, August 1
Rogers is allowing those who bought baseball tickets to exchange them for another date, but the same option was not offered to football fans.
Rogers Communications owns the Jays but it does not own the Argo franchise. Would it not be up to the Argo owners rather than Rogers to decide whether its fans can exchange tickets from a "dry" game day to a "non-dry" game day?
Let's not forget that individual game tickets haven't gone on sale yet, and the three-game flex packs were on sale for two days prior to this announcement. Not alot of tickets to exchange yet in any case.
It actually usually isn't because of fan disruption, but because inspectors repeatedly catch vendors not consulting identification (or not consulting it properly) during an event. Remember the brouhaha about the popular old beer vendor at the Rogers Centre that was fired because he was nailed for this? It probably stems from that and other events.