Blue Jays to host Cards in 2018 Montreal games

Preseason contests to be played at Olympic Stadium for fifth straight year

The Blue Jays will play in Montreal for a fifth consecutive year, and this time they'll bring the Cardinals along for the ride.

Toronto announced on Thursday that the club will return for its annual two-game exhibition series at the end of Spring Training. The games will take place on March 26 and 27 at Olympic Stadium.

"We always look forward to playing in front of our fans in Montreal," Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro said. "The atmosphere at Olympic Stadium over the last few years has been truly special, and is a reminder of the passion for baseball that exists in Quebec, and how far-reaching the Blue Jays' fan base truly extends."

Tickets for the 2018 series will go on sale at noon ET on Saturday and can be purchased at bluejays.com/montreal.

Gregor Chisholm has covered the Blue Jays for MLB.com since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB and Facebook, and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.