Wichita baseball fans will have to wait until next spring to see the Wind Surge begin play in the new Riverfront Stadium.
Minor League Baseball officials have announced that the 2020 season has been canceled at all levels, because of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Major League Baseball plans to begin a 60-game schedule on July 23rd with an expanded roster and a 30-man reserve squad. The reserve players were expected to play for minor-league affiliates this season.
The Triple-A Wind Surge, an affiliate of the Miami Marlins, had to delay the April opening of the season because of the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on sporting events across the country.
Wind Surge managing general partner Lou Schwechheimer expressed thanks to the city of Wichita for its support. In a press release, he said “While we are disappointed with today’s announcement, during the Covid-19 pandemic our primary concern has been and remains the health, safety and well-being of the fans and families entrusted to our care. As we navigate these challenging and unprecedented times together, please know that Wichita Wind Surge Baseball has been delayed…not denied. We look forward to working closely with our corporate, community and philanthropic partners to enhance the quality of life in this great community for generations to come. Our time will come”
Fans who have tickets to any 2020 Wind Surge home game will have the opportunity to exchange their tickets for a 2021 game or receive a refund. More information is available at www.windsurge.com