PENSACOLA, Fla., - Due to the uncertainty of Hurricane Irma, the Southern League playoffs have been modified for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. Due to the impending weather, the Jumbo Shrimp will no longer host Games 3-5 of the series.
Game three of the South Division Series will now be played at Blue Wahoos Stadium on Friday, Sept. 8 at 1:05 p.m. The Blue Wahoos are offering free admission to the ballpark, but requesting donations for Hurricane Relief. Fans can reserve a spot to Friday's game by picking up at free ticket at Blue Wahoos Stadium.
The 2017 BC Powder Southern League Championship Series has been canceled. Each of the winners of the best-of-five North and South Division Series will be declared Co-Champions for the 2017 Southern League season.
The South Division Championship Series best-of-five playoff schedule will now be:
Game 1 - Wednesday; Sept. 6, 6:35 p.m. at Pensacola - Blue Wahoos Stadium
Game 2 - Thursday; Sept. 7, 6:35 p.m. at Pensacola - Blue Wahoos Stadium
Game 3 - Friday; Sept. 8, 1:05 p.m. at Pensacola - Blue Wahoos Stadium (Jacksonville home team)
Game 4* - Saturday; Sept. 9, 1:05 p.m. at Biloxi - MGM Park (Jacksonville home team)
Game 5* - Sunday; Sept. 10, 1:05 p.m. at Biloxi - MGM Park (Jacksonville home team)
"With an abundance of caution, I have made the hard decision to cancel our Championship Series," stated League President Lori Webb. "Due to concerns for our players' safety, coupled with potential shortages of gas, hotel rooms and other items that may hinder the many evacuees leaving the affected area, it seemed like the right thing to do. As this storm passes through, I hope for the best to all those in harm's way."
Tickets to the 2017 playoffs are now on sale! Purchase tickets online at bluewahoos.com, visiting the Box Office or calling 850-934-8444. The Pensacola Blue Wahoos are the Double-A Affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds and a member of the Southern League. Follow the Pensacola Blue Wahoos at BlueWahoos.com, facebook.com/PensacolaBlueWahoos and twitter.com/BlueWahoosBBall.
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