Regina Red Sox Announce No Baseball for the 2021 season
REGINA RED SOX March 25th,2021
For Immediate Release :
As of March, 25th, the following describes the situation facing the WCBL for the 2021 season: The WCBL has submitted a return to play plan to Saskatchewan Health. The league requested a gradual increase in attendance throughout the season, up to 100% capacity for July 1st. As of right now, Saskatchewan Health is enforcing a maximum of 25% capacity for the upcoming season. Player and staff testing protocols will need to be in place at an estimated cost of $40,000 per team, as well as quarantine costs amounting to $2,000 per player. Interprovincial travel continues to be restricted, and the US/Canada border remains closed at this time. The WCBL is exploring options for an “All Canadian League” in Alberta, which would also be subject to quarantine, testing, and border restrictions, presenting a challenge for the league. The Saskatchewan franchises have made the decision to defer the resumption of operations until 2022.Anyone who has any concerns with season tickets can email Sharon Clarke at firstname.lastname@example.org sponsorship concerns can be sent to Gary Brotzel at email@example.com. As you can see, there are many obstacles to overcome to proceed with a 2021 season, all with significant financial impacts both the individual teams and the league as a whole. We hope you understand that this situation continues to be fluid, with the hopes of having a definitive decision on the 2021 season in early April, once the next announcement of US/Canada border restrictions are made public and more information on vaccination progress from Saskatchewan Health becomes available.
Further communication will be sent out by the Regina Red Sox at that time.
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