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Minor League Baseball Announces Cancellation of 2020 Season for All Leagues

June 30, 2020 - Northwest League (NWL) - Boise Hawks News Release

BOISE, ID: This afternoon, Major League Baseball informed Minor League Baseball that it will not be providing its affiliated Minor League teams with players for the 2020 season. As a result, there will not be a Northwest League season in 2020. The Northwest League and Boise Hawks' season was to begin on June 17th.

"We had remained optimistic since March that our season would not be affected." said Mike Van Hise, Hawks' General Manager. "We prepared for the worst and hoped for the best. We understand yet saddened by the news from Minor League Baseball this afternoon."

"We planned for an exciting 2020 season and now our organization will do the same for 2021." said Hawks' Vice President Bob Flannery. "We have had incredible growth over the last five seasons, and we can't wait for next year. In the meantime, we are looking into hosting public events this summer."

2020 will be the first season since 1986 without professional baseball in the Treasure Valley. Memorial Stadium and the Boise Hawks have served as the summer gathering spot for the area since 1989. The Boise Hawks staff is currently working with local and state governments on the opportunities to host safe summer events at Memorial Stadium.

The Hawks staff is now at work contacting ticket plan holders and corporate partners about the status of their current agreements. For more information, visit BoiseHawks.com.

Memorial Stadium is currently closed to the public; however, members of the front office team are working and can be reached via email. Updates on Memorial Stadium events and the Boise Hawks can be found at BoiseHawks.com and Facebook.com/boisehawksbaseball.

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