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Rain Policy

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Rain Policy

In the event that 5 innings of a game are not played (4-1/2 innings if the Keys are leading), game tickets may be exchanged at the Keys Box Office for a comparable ticket of equal or lesser value to any remaining 2017 regular season home game, based on availability. Tickets may be exchanged anytime after the game has been called and do not need to be exchanged the same day as the rainout.


Rainy Day Terminology

Rain Delay
A rain delay is when the game is officially delayed. Play will continue later that day. Tickets cannot be exchanged in the event of a rain delay.

Rainout
A rainout is when a game is canceled due to rain. When this happens, the game is usually rescheduled into a double header the next time the two teams meet. In the event of a rainout, tickets may be exchanged at the Box Office for a comparable ticket of equal or lesser value to any remaining 2017 regular season home game, based on availability.


What should I do...

If it is raining before the game...

If the rain stops before the scheduled game start time, the game will continue as planned. If the rain continues into the scheduled game time, Keys management will invoke a rain delay.

If it begins to rain during the game...

Keys staff will work with the both team's managers, umpires, and Carolina League officials to determine the immediate weather outlook. If it is determined that the inclement weather will pass, and play can resume safely for both the players and fans, a rain delay is put into effect. If they conclude that the inclement weather will not pass in a reasonable amount of time, an official rainout is announced.
If a rainout is declared after four and a half innings of baseball have been played, a game is considered "official." In this case, there will be no ticket exchanges.