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No professional baseball in Fox Cities this summer

GRAND CHUTE, Wis — The coronavirus pandemic has canceled the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 2020 season.

The announcement made on Tuesday by Minor League Baseball affects all levels of MiLB.

“Although we are disappointed with today’s news that the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers season, along with the rest of the 2020 Minor League season, has been canceled, we understand the reasoning and look forward to bringing back Timber Rattlers baseball in 2021”, said Timber Rattlers President Rob Zerjav. “We will do our best to develop some additional ways to utilize the ballpark this summer and look forward to welcoming fans out in new and creative ways.”

The team told WLUK Fox 11 in Green Bay, that fans with tickets to games this season can go online for information on ticket policies for canceled games.

Timber Rattlers ticket staff will be reaching out individually to all season ticket holders and group leaders over the next few days with more information regarding 2020 tickets.

Planned giveaways and promotions for 2020 will be moved to the 2021 season and the new dates will be announced once the schedule for next season is ready.

The team says with Fox Cities Stadium empty this year, the Milwaukee Brewers have selected it as its Alternate Training Site. Timber Rattlers officials are working with MLB on the possibility of fans being allowed to watch the practices and will have an announcement about this when more information is available to the team.

Fox Cities Stadium will host the spring WIAA state baseball tournament through 2028.

This will be the first season without professional baseball in the Fox Cities since 1957.

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