First look: Toronto Blue Jays unveil new Player Development Complex

February 25th, 2021

The Toronto Blue Jays today unveiled the new, state-of-the-art Player Development Complex. Sitting on a 65-acre site in Dunedin, FL, the complex combines innovative resources in a meticulously planned physical layout, to create a competitive advantage tool that will help the Blue Jays bring World Series Championships back to Canada.

The Player Development Complex features six full fields, two half fields, 20 gang mounds, 12 covered batting cages, a 155x150 ft. covered turf practice field, and a 6.79-degree, 168 ft. long speed hill.

The site’s 115,000 sq. ft. building houses Major and Minor League Blue Jays for the first time. With a physical layout where no detail has been overlooked, the design considers every step of a player’s journey to optimize elite performance. Key features include:

  • Two floor indoor/outdoor weight room (totalling 22,539 sq. ft.) with four garage doors that open to nearly 9,000 sq. ft. of partly covered outdoor turf and a 3,400 sq. ft. second floor cardio loft
  • Equipped with more than 40,000 lbs of weighted accessories and barbells
  • Major League Clubhouse (3,750 sq. ft.) with 72 custom, 8 ft. tall wood lockers
  • Three Minor League locker rooms totalling 219 total lockers
  • Hydrotherapy room (2,495 sq. ft.) with a 15x45 ft. custom depth pool at four, five, and six ft. plus two hot and two cold tubs at 4 ft. depth
  • Kitchen (2,436 sq. ft.) and two dedicated Major/Minor League dining rooms totalling nearly 5,000 sq. ft.
  • Three sport science labs for applied research, movement, and pitching
  • Three discipline work rooms for hitting, pitching, and baserunning/defense
  • On site barber shop, vendor room, Minor League player lounge, and grab ‘n go fridges and nutrition stations throughout the complex