The Toronto Blue Jays are planning to play a pair of spring training games at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium against the New York Mets next spring with an official announcement expected Tuesday.

The contests to be held right at the end of the pre-season will bring big-league baseball back to the Big O for the first time since the Expos left for Washington after the 2004 season.

Hosting games in Montreal makes sense under the Blue Jays’ strategy of building a country-wide fan-base.