Minor League Baseball made the official announcement on Tuesday that the 2020 season is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which includes the Tri-City ValleyCats. The team spoke to the cancellation and provided information for ticket holders in a recent announcement.
ValleyCats President & GM Comment on Cancellation
This cancellation likely didn’t come as a surprise, and the team expressed their full cooperation with the choice and optimism for the season ahead:
“We are obviously disappointed with this outcome but understand the decision given these unprecedented circumstances,” ValleyCats President Rick Murphy said in a statement. “The health and safety of our fans, players, staff, and the community remains our top priority.”
“Despite the challenges ahead, we are committed to being an active member of the Capital Region community for the long term and look forward to reopening the gates at The Joe for our 2021 season,” ValleyCats General Manager Matt Callahan said.
2020 Ticket Holders Should Hang Onto Their Tickets
Individual ticket purchases for this season will be credited towards the 2021 season, with these ticket holders receiving priority; they’ll be able to choose games and seats before 2021 tickets officially go on sale.
Season ticket and mini-plan holders will also have their tickets credited for next year, with a bonus credit added to their accounts. The ValleyCats encourage ticket holders to reach out to them with any questions or to discuss the ticket plans. They’re at 518.629.2287, x112.
What’s Happening With the ‘Cats in 2020
The team would like to host events at the ballpark this year in lieu of games and are looking into their options as far as how to do so safely with social distancing in place. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for the latest announcements.
The ValleyCats 2020 season should have started on Thursday, June 18th and it would have been their 19th season since moving to the Capital Region. More than 70 ValleyCats alumni have gone on to play in the Major Leagues.