The scheduled events included numerous outings within Stockton and the surrounding area, a Fan Fest, Home Run Derby, concluding with the All-Star Game, and Fireworks Extravaganza at Banner Island Ballpark on June 23, 2020.
“It is with tremendous disappointment that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 California League All-Star Game and surrounding events at Banner Island Ballpark and throughout the city,” Ports President Pat Filippone said. “While we are disappointed that we will not be able to host this great event in 2020, with the season yet to begin there is no way an All-Star event can be staged properly in the time frame we have. The Ports would like to thank our sponsors for their excitement and support of the event and all of the folks that have purchased tickets to the event.”
“We applaud the Ports for the wonderful All-Star Game events they had planned, but unfortunately the annual highlight of the Cal League season becomes another victim of COVID-19.” California League President Charley Blaney said.
Several leagues have already officially announced the cancelation of 2020 All-Star Games, including the Southern League, Carolina League, Midwest League, Florida State League, Eastern League and the Texas League.
With daily news about the spread of the coronavirus impacting the sports-business and facilities industries, it’s more important than ever to stay up with the latest news in the venues industry. That’s why we launched a Venues Digest newsletter focusing on coronavirus information across the ballparks, arenas, stadiums, theater and performing-arts worlds. For now it will appear daily, and for now it will be free of charge to industry professionals. Sign up here.
RELATED STORIES: California, New York govs clear way for sports in empty ballparks in June; Another alternative ballpark use during a pandemic: Fore!; Teams find alternative uses for ballparks as entertainment venues; Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League cancels 2020 season; Katz: Don’t assume Goldeyes baseball this summer; NYCBL cancels 2020 season; MINK League and Florida League update plans; Canceled: 2020 New England Collegiate Baseball League season; Expedition League postpones late-May season opening; MiLB teams warn of dire consequences due to state restrictions; Canceled: Little League World Series, regional championships; WCBL postpones 2020 season opener; Canceled: Midnight Sun Baseball Game; FCBL, TCL, NYCBL delay season start; Cape Cod League cancels 2020 season; American Association delays, scales back 2020 season; Fans prioritize safety when considering return to baseball: study; When baseball returns, will fans return as well?