On Tuesday, the Delmarva Shorebirds announced their 2020 season has been shelved. The decision coincides with Major League Baseball’s announcement that it will “not be providing its affiliated [Minor League Baseball] teams with players for the 2020 season.”
“We are disappointed that the 2020 season will not be played, but we remain committed to providing a first-class atmosphere while ensuring people’s safety and health when visiting with us,” said Shorebirds General Manager Chris Bitters. “As always, we will continue to support our community during this challenging time and look forward to having Shorebirds baseball back at Arthur W. Perdue stadium in 2021.”
Season ticket holders, staff, fans and other stake holders will receive communication from the Delmarva Shorebirds regarding next steps.
“Even though we are not able to play Shorebirds baseball here in 2020, we are still devoted to providing Delmarva with a fun, family atmosphere within the proper health guidelines,” discussed Bitters. “It is our goal to transition the stadium into a community entertainment center in the meantime, while we will continue to plan for making the 2021 season and the years to come some of our best years yet.”
Adhering with all guidelines, the Shorebirds are currently planning numerous events at Arthur W. Perdue stadium that will serve as fun, family entertainment for all. All event information will be distributed via Shorebirds social media, the website (theshorebirds.com), and through email once more information becomes available.