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Statement From Columbia Fireflies on Opening Day Delay

March 13, 2020

COLUMBIA, SC. — The Columbia Fireflies issued the following statement following Minor League Baseball’s announcement that the start of the 2020 season will be delayed due to the national emergency created by the coronavirus pandemic: Our highest priority is the health and safety of our community, guests, employees and players/coaches.

COLUMBIA, SC. — The Columbia Fireflies issued the following statement following Minor League Baseball’s announcement that the start of the 2020 season will be delayed due to the national emergency created by the coronavirus pandemic:

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our community, guests, employees and players/coaches. We fully support Minor League Baseball’s decision to delay the start of the season. Further details as to how this specifically impacts the Columbia Fireflies and the South Atlantic League are unknown at this time. We will share specific details on the impact to our 2020 season as soon as they are determined.

We are staying up to date with all direction and guidance from local, state and federal agencies and organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the South Carolina Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC), along with our partners at Minor League Baseball, Major League Baseball, the New York Mets and the City of Columbia.

As that information becomes clearer, we will determine the best course of action moving forward to provide a safe facility upon the resumption of games at Segra Park. We will also provide updated information on our plans for our regular season games at Segra Park and any related refund or exchange policies as soon as those are determined.

We appreciate your patience and understanding through this unprecedented time. We send our best wishes to all those who’ve been affected by this pandemic.