The Orem Owlz (Rookie; Pioneer League) moved two home games this week to Ogden’s Lindquist Field, after their playing surface was damaged.
On Saturday, Brent Brown Ballpark was used to stage LOVELOUD Fest. The playing surface was damaged in the process, making the conditions unsuitable for the Owlz to host previously-scheduled home games on Wednesday and Thursday.
As a result, the two home games against the Ogden Raptors were shifted to Lindquist Field. This allows additional time for repairs to the playing surface to take place and ensure player safety, according to Owlz general manager Rick Berry, who added that he is not upset with LOVELOUD Fest organizers. More from FOX 13:
“Anytime you’re bringing in a stage and you got fork-lifts and you’ve got 17,000 people, there is going to be a little bit of damage to it,” Berry said. “Unfortunately for us, there was a little bit more damage; and the first concern for us is players safety.”
Berry said he is not upset with the festival organizers.
“Love Loud Festival was awesome, and I want to make sure that’s clear: that we were very supportive of the cause, great purpose,” Berry said.
The Owlz are still playing as the home team in Ogden. They won Wednesday night’s game, defeating the Raptors by a final of 5-1.