The Blue Jays will take on the Cincinnati Reds at "The Big O" a year after hosting the New York Mets in a pair of exhibition games that were attended by more than 96,000 people. Multiple teams reached out to the Blue Jays to participate in the 2015 event, according to Filosa, but the Reds -- featuring Joey Votto, who is arguably the best current Canadian player -- seemingly made the most sense.
The series between the Jays and Mets in 2014 marked the first time Major League Baseball returned to Olympic Stadium since the Montreal Expos moved to Washington after the 2004 season. The stadium was problematic throughout most of the 27 years the Expos called it home and played no small part in the team's departure. As of 2006, the total cost of the facility exceeded $1.47 billion, including the $770 million price tag for its initial construction -- a figure that, with inflation, would equate to more than $3 billion today.