Unlike the Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto FC is staying put.
The soccer club announced Tuesday it will play its June 26 game as scheduled at BMO field against the Los Angeles Galaxy on the same day the G20 summit opens at Toronto's Metro Convention Centre.
The two-day meeting of the world leaders prompted the Blue Jays to announce earlier Tuesday that they've moved their scheduled home series against the Philadelphia Phillies — a highly anticipated match-up that was to mark the return of former Toronto pitcher Roy Halladay — to Philadelphia because of security concerns.
The Rogers Centre is considered an outer security zone because it's located steps from Toronto's Metro Convention Centre, where the G20 summit is to take place June 26 and 27.
"After discussing the G20 summit with the local organizers and the RCMP, we determined that given the late-evening start of the game, there was no need to reschedule this match," Bob Hunter, executive vice-president of venues and entertainment for MLSE, said in a statement.
Kick off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. With limited parking and numerous road closures expected, fans are encouraged to use public transit on game day.
"Also, it would have been difficult for Toronto FC to reschedule the match with the Galaxy given the teams and BMO Field/Exhibition Place schedules," Hunter said. "That, coupled with the fact that our supporters are experienced in dealing with events on the Exhibition grounds throughout the summer, led us to this conclusion."