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Minor League Baseball cancels 2020 season with concerns over coronavirus

“While we are saddened to see the official cancellation of the season, our most important focus remains the health and safety of our fans, staff, and community,” said Red Sox General Manager Allen Lawrence.
Published: Jun. 30, 2020 at 5:00 PM EDT
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(WDBJ) - Hopes for a 2020 season with your hometown teams diminished to a screeching halt Tuesday with Minor League Baseball’s announcement that they will be canceling the current year’s campaign due to concerns surrounding COVID-19.

The Salem Red Sox say they are working to develop and finalize arrangements to move forward and construct alternate plans and refund options for current ticket holders. Along with state and federal guidelines, the organization is preparing to host public and private events at Salem Memorial Ballpark during the Summer, Fall and Winter months.

“While we are saddened to see the official cancellation of the season, our most important focus remains the health and safety of our fans, staff, and community,” said Red Sox General Manager, Allen Lawrence. “When baseball returns to Salem Memorial Ballpark, we promise to be ready to deliver affordable, family entertainment fans have counted on for years.”

The Lynchburg Hillcats are going to be contacting season ticket holders, sponsors and groups directly regarding the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

“The Hillcats are extremely disappointed to not play baseball and provide our community with the tremendous experiences we had planned for 2020,” adds Lynchburg President and General Manager Chris Jones. Following local and state health guidelines, the staff is looking to schedule other events at Bank of the James Stadium during the remainder of 2020. Contact info@lynchburg-hillcats.com for more about scheduling an event.

Minor League Baseball had previously announced a delay to the start of the 2020 season, through collaboration with health officials and the Federal Government, on March 12.

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