The Sheboygan A's announced today the revised schedule for the 2020 season, presented by Meijer.
The A's will start the early part of the season on the road, with the season opener being Saturday, June 13 at 4 PM in Manitowoc against the Bandits in an exhibition contest.
Tentatively, the A's first home game at Wildwood Baseball Park is scheduled for June 30. The 7:30 PM game will feature the A’s against the Greater Green Bay Blue Ribbons (formerly the De Pere Dodgers).
In total, the A's are hopeful of playing around 50 games this summer, with the season extending into the later part of August.
Due to the guidelines set forth by the Sheboygan Health Department’s Safe Restart program, fan attendance will be limited to family members of the players and Sheboygan A's season ticket holders during the early part of the home schedule.
In a statement released by club President Scott Stangel, “We are excited to bring baseball back to our fans, sponsors, and the community. We will start slowly by limiting attendance during the early part of the schedule. We hope to invite all fans to games as soon as possible.”
Stangel went on to say, “We are committed to following the county’s Safe Restart program. As a result, club members are implementing changes at the park to protect everyone’s health. This includes sanitizing, social distancing, frequent cleaning, and face masks."
The A’s are asking fans, when returning to the park, be prepared to follow the safety measures implemented.
"As our nation and community continue to be challenged by the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Sheboygan Athletic Club must do its part in protecting the safety of its players, members, and fans. Once we can play ball again, we will be implementing best practices to protect all those participating," Stangel said. "We will also have to cancel all previously reserved group outings in the pavilion, Bud Light Party Deck, and the Advanced Comfort Systems Skybox. But people from those groups can still come to games once all fans are allowed to come, it just won't be in one of the group areas this summer."
“It is extremely important that fans follow our guidance in order to protect themselves, and others attending games,” Stangel said.
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