Will Lakewood BlueClaws baseball return this summer?
Slowly, sports are beginning to return to our lives. Organized sports in New Jersey can begin to resume on June 22. The PGA Tour is holding a tournament this weekend. The NBA has a plan in place to resume its season and the NHL is not far behind. Major League Baseball’s owners and players’ associations have been in talks regarding how to restart the season, although nothing has been agreed upon.
The uncertainty surrounding baseball and sports, in general, has left local fans wondering: “What’s going on with the BlueClaws?”
FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood is usually jam-packed this time of year as the Philadelphia Phillies Single-A minor-league affiliate provides a family-friendly atmosphere as well as a glimpse of some future big-leaguers. Since the team’s inception in 2001, the BlueClaws have been at or near the top of both average and total attendance in the South Atlantic League every season.
On Tuesday, the BlueClaws released a statement to their fans regarding the status of the 2020 season.
We hope you continue to be well during this difficult time. Over the last several weeks, we continue to hear from many of you with questions as to the status of the 2020 season.
At this time, we continue to wait to hear from Major and Minor League Baseball, the South Atlantic League, and other parties for official word on the season. As soon as we hear, we will be releasing a formal announcement.
While we wait, please know that we are working extensively on health and safety protocols for fans, staff, and players.
We are also working with state and local officials on additional events that would enable us to safely welcome fans back to the ballpark throughout the summer and fall. We will share additional details on these events shortly.
For those that have already purchased tickets for the 2020 season, as soon as we receive word on the status of the season, we will reach out to each of you individually. The BlueClaws deeply appreciate your patience.
Please continue to stay safe, and we look forward to welcoming you back to FirstEnergy Park.
Yours In Fun,
BlueClaws Team President
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