2020 Season Canceled for OKC Dodgers and MiLB
Minor League Baseball made the official announcement Tuesday; All OKC Dodgers 2020 ticketholders will be contacted individually to discuss ticket options
Official OKC Dodgers press release for June 30, 2020:
In accordance with the decision made by Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball Tuesday, the 2020 Oklahoma City Dodgers season has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Although we are saddened, we fully support the decision made by Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball to cancel the 2020 Minor League Baseball season,” said OKC Dodgers President/General Manager Michael Byrnes. “During this time, we must do what is in the best interest of public health and safety so we can welcome Dodgers baseball back to Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in the future.
“We want to thank our fans for their patience and understanding,” Byrnes said. “We encourage everyone to continue to stay safe and follow public health guidelines so we can come together and cheer on the Dodgers for the 2021 season.”
All tickets purchased for the 2020 season — including season ticket packages, group outings, hospitality packages and individual game tickets — can be exchanged for the 2021 season at no extra cost. Season ticket holders who move their tickets to the 2021 season will receive a credit based on purchase price that can be used toward ticket upgrades, additional group/hospitality packages, special event venue rentals, LifeShare WinterFest or ballpark experiences. Ticket representatives will also be working with group and hospitality buyers to move their events to 2021.
All ticketholders have been, or will be, contacted by team account representatives via phone. Fans who purchased season ticket packages, group/hospitality packages and/or individual game tickets can also reach out with questions to help navigate their ticket options by calling (405) 218–1000 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ticket representatives are available between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
“These are unprecedented times for our country and our organization as this is the first time in our history that we’ve had a summer without Minor League Baseball played,” said Minor League Baseball President & CEO Pat O’Conner. “While this is a sad day for many, this announcement removes the uncertainty surrounding the 2020 season and allows our teams to begin planning for an exciting 2021 season of affordable family entertainment.”
“At its core, baseball is America, and baseball is all of us,” said Pacific Coast League President Branch B. Rickey. “The PCL joins all of our fans in aiming for a 2021 that will begin to make up for everything being missed now and in the coming baseball months.”
Although there will be no Triple-A baseball, Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark will remain a hub of activity as permitted by city, state and federal health officials. The facility has already hosted several amateur baseball showcases and tournaments with more to come. Beyond baseball, the ballpark has also hosted private events, including Cashion High School’s Class of 2020 graduation ceremony in early June.
For a full schedule of events and list of enhanced health and safety protocols that have been instituted at the ballpark, please visit okcdodgers.com. For more information about hosting an event at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, please visit okcballparkevents.com or call (405) 218–2115.
For all other questions regarding the cancellation of the 2020 season or upcoming scheduled events at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, please call (405) 218–2182 or visit okcdodgers.com.