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Norfolk Tides 'devastated' about canceled 2020 season

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Posted at 11:51 PM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 23:51:52-04

NORFOLK, Va. - Major League Baseball has 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 Minor League season this year.

“We’re obviously devastated about these developments, even though we ultimately understand why this decision was made,” said Tides President Ken Young. “This pandemic has altered life as we know it, and unfortunately it was determined that there was no way to play a season while keeping everyone as safe as possible.”

“Our entire organization is heartbroken by this announcement,” said Tides General Manager Joe Gregory. “The safety of our fans is paramount, and we hate that everyone will miss the annual experience of a ballgame at Harbor Park. We had so many exciting promotions scheduled for this year, but we’ll get to work on planning a 2021 season that will once again remind everyone how special professional baseball is in Hampton Roads.”

Tides representatives will be reaching out to ticket holders and business partners regarding ticket packages and corporate sponsorships. An updated ticket policy will also be made available for fans who had already purchased single-game tickets for the 2020 season.