The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Short Season A; Northwest League) are planning ahead for next summer’s National Eclipse, with a three-game Brewfest culminating in a morning game that will feature the first-ever “eclipse delay” in baseball history.
On Aug. 21, 2017, the United States will be treated to the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in nearly 100 years, as citizens from Oregon to South Carolina will be impacted by a 67-mile-wide path across the country. We’re certain to see lots of public activities centered on the National Eclipse, and the Volcanoes are already planning an EclipseFest at Volcanoes Stadium to coincide with a home baseball series August 18-21. As Salem, Oregon sits in the path of totality, the ballpark will be an ideal destination on the I-5 corridor for local, regional, national and international visitors. And the Volcanoes are planning a big bash, with a wide variety of local beer, wine, cider and spirits. There will also be local food vendors and an EclipseFest Kidzone available throughout the weekend.
As a bonus: the Volcanoes baseball team will play a morning game that will feature the first ever “eclipse delay” in baseball history. Spectators attending the marquee Eclipse baseball game will receive commemorative eclipse safety glasses to wear during the delay of the baseball game.