Rain Policy

What happens if a game is rained out?

(Joe Territo joeterrito@hotmail.com)

By Rochester Red Wings | November 14, 2017 3:05 PM ET

Here is a detailed overview of our rain policy and what happens if a game is rained out.


If it is raining before the game...

If it is raining before the start of a game, the Red Wings Grounds Crew has been hard at work protecting the field against the elements. This being the case, if the rain stops before the scheduled start time, the game will continue as planned. If the rain continues into the scheduled game time, Red Wings management, the umpires and team managers will invoke a rain delay.

If it begins to rain during the game...

If it begins to rain during the game, the Red Wings Grounds Crew will quickly place a large tarp across the infield. At this time, the Wings staff will work with the opposing team's managers, along with local weather outlets, to ascertain the immediate weather outlook. If the teams feel that the inclement weather will pass, a rain delay is put into effect. If the teams agree that the inclement weather will not pass in a reasonable amount of time, an official rainout is announced.


To receive the most up-to-date game status, call the Red Wings at 585-423-9464 or follow us on social media through Facebook and/or Twitter for up to the minute updates.


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


A rainout is when a game is postponed due to rain. When this happens, the game is usually rescheduled into a double-header the next time the two teams meet. However, your ticket(s) will be good for any regular season game of that same season (see Rainout Ticket Policy below)


In the event 5 innings of a game are not completed, except when the home team is in the lead at the end of 4-1/2 innings, your ticket will be good for any regular season home game of the same season and may be exchanged at the Red Wings Ticket Office for a ticket of equal or lesser valuem, subject to availability. No refunds will be given.

All ticket exchanges must be made at the Frontier Field Ticket Office (online exchanges are not available). Please note that these exchanges do not have to be made immediately. 

Fans who pay for parking in the lots AA & D for a Red Wings game that gets postponed before first pitch may use their receipt to park for FREE at any remaining home game.

For more information regarding the Rainout Ticket Policy, please call (585) 423-WING (9464). 

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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