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COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions | UPDATED 6/30/20

Official Statement 6/30
From Scott Wilson, General Manager

We are disappointed with the cancellation of the entire 2020 Minor League season by Major League Baseball. We understand it is a decision they did not make lightly, and the safety of the players, fans, and staff was the first consideration. We also understand how disappointed our fans and sponsors, who were looking forward to a terrific year of baseball, must be.

Kernels baseball will return in 2021 and we look forward to seeing all our fans next season. Until then please take advantage of the Summer Reading Program and support us through our extra events and the shopping with the Kernels when possible.


Since the outbreak of COVID-19, we have been meeting regularly to discuss the cleaning process and what needs to be prioritized during these times.

We will be extending staff training to include even more instruction and make sure our standards are clear and met every single day.

The Kernels Front Offices will be closed to the public until further notice. The Bimm Ridder Diamond Shop is open now!


If you have already purchased tickets for games that are not played, they will have the same exchange policy as a rainout. You will be able to exchange tickets from unplayed games for a new game at any time during the regular season in 2021. New tickets are subject to availability.

Group outing tickets are not exchangeable - please check with your group leader to see when your group outing will be re-scheduled.


We have always been dedicated to improving the lives of those in Northeast Iowa and will continue to make that a top priority. Supporting our community is extremely important to us and now more than ever, we also need your support. Please click on the button below to navigate to our online store. In our store, fans can purchase Kernels gear, gift certificates, coupon books, and more!

If you or your business are interested in supporting the Home Team through a sponsorship, please click on the button below.

Stay Connected with the Kernels

Summer Reading Program

The Kernels Summer Reading Program is designed to help encourage students Pre-K – 5th grade stay engaged in their education outside the classroom. Reading program scorecards are where students can find directions on how to participate and track their minutes. Just like baseball, students must make their way around the bases to hit a home run in the Kernels Summer Reading Program. To keep everybody motived to read, we have prizes at each base (benchmark) along the way.

To read more about the Summer Reading Program, click the button below!

Follow the Kernels on Social Media

The Kernels are active on many different social media platforms! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

Bimm Ridder Diamond Shop Information

Operating hours will be | Monday - Friday, 10 AM - 5 pm. No Saturday hours at this time.

Masks will be encouraged for visitors. In order to keep our staff and fans safe, we encourage all visitors to wear a mask while inside the store.

Employees in the store will be wearing masks and sanitizing the store on a regular basis. The credit card terminals and counter tops will be sanitized after each guest.

Reading program prizes can be redeemed in the store or curbside by calling (319) 363-3887.

Fans can purchase merchandise & tickets in the Bimm Ridder Diamond shop. Fans can also purchase coupon books, gift certificates, and ticket packages. The ticket office will operate out of the Bimm Ridder Diamond Shop.

Minor League Baseball Announcement

Minor League Baseball announced on June 30th that they will be cancelling the 2020 season.

We would like to take the time to thank you for your continued support and loyalty to the Cedar Rapids Kernels as we navigate uncharted territory. Our commitment to you and our responsibility to keep our fans safe has never been stronger, as we face COVID-19 in the weeks ahead.

We are continuously monitoring the ever-changing circumstances surrounding the coronavirus. We promise to go above and beyond to keep our fans, players, coaches, staff, and employees safe when games startup at the ballpark. We hope that you all are keeping yourselves safe and that we can be back together at the ballpark soon.

More Information

This is the best place to stay up to date on all things related to Kernels events, action plans, ticket policies, and more. We will be keeping this page updated as more information comes our way. Thanks again for sticking with us and supporting the home team.

For more information call the Kernels office at (319) 363-3887 with any questions.