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2020 Minor League Baseball Season Canceled

June 30, 2020 - Carolina League (CarL) - Wilmington Blue Rocks News Release

Wilmington, DE -- On the heels of Major League Baseball's decision this past spring to suspend the Professional Baseball Agreement with Minor League Baseball, MLB has elected not to send players to its affiliated minor-league teams. As such, there will be no professional affiliated Minor League Baseball in the calendar year 2020. Therefore, the Wilmington Blue Rocks, like all other Minor League Baseball affiliates, are officially on hiatus.

"These are unprecedented times for our country and our organization as this is the first time in our history that we've had a summer without Minor League Baseball played," said Minor League Baseball President & CEO Pat O'Conner. "While this is a sad day for many, this announcement removes the uncertainty surrounding the 2020 season and allows our teams to begin planning for an exciting 2021 season of affordable family entertainment."

Although disappointed by MLB's decision, the Blue Rocks remain committed to continuing to work with the City of Wilmington, New Castle County, and State of Delaware authorities to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of all citizens during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. In compliance with protocols determined by state and local health authorities, the Blue Rocks look forward to developing opportunities to bring joy and excitement to Frawley Stadium at the appropriate time later this year. Moreover, we look forward to delivering our unique version of affordable, fun, family-friendly entertainment in 2021 and beyond.

With regard to 2020 purchases, please note the following:

1. All single game tickets purchased for the 2020 season will be given a voucher good for any game during the 2021 or 2022 seasons (based on availability).

2. All season ticket, group and single game suite purchases for the 2020 season will be credited towards the 2021 or 2022 seasons.

Fans who made ticket purchases for the 2020 season will be contacted by a Blue Rocks Representative in the coming days.

The Wilmington Blue Rocks are the Advanced-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals and the 2019 Mills Cup champions.

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