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We wish every day during the season was sunny, but unfortunately that is not always the case in Utah. 

If it is raining before the game

The Salt Lake Bees have every intention of playing each game, even when the weather forecast may call for rain. Our world-class grounds crew and excellent field drainage system give us a great chance to play baseball regardless of how much it rains during the day. A decision to play, suspend or postpone will often NOT be made prior to the scheduled start time of each game, and a game's start time will more likely be delayed before an official decision is made. This is done to allow additional time to evaluate the weather forecast.

The is NO SET TIME for the postponement of a game due to weather. Each weather situation is different and includes unique circumstances. Any time weather is an issue, we weigh factors that include the amount of rain the field has already absorbed and future forecast, including likelihood of future rain, possible rain duration, and the severity of additional weather. The decision to postpone a game due to weather is made with these, and many other, factors in mind. The most important factor we consider is the safety of our fans an players.

If the game is postponed before the scheduled first pitch, the decision is immediately posted to our website and social media pages, and will promptly be passed along to local media outlets. If our social media channels have not given a recent update then we are still working towards playing the game that day. Please follow the Bees on twitter @SaltLakeBees for the newest updates, or check the homepage of slbees.com to see the most recent tweets. 

If it is raining during the game

Once the lineup cards have been exchanged at home plate, the authority to postpone, delay or suspend a game switches from the Bees front office to the umpire crew on the field. Their decision cannot be overridden. 

Ticket Policy:

In the event of a rainout, your ticket will be good for any 2019 regular season home game (excludes July 4th & 24th) and may be exchanged at the Smith's Ballpark Box Office for a ticket of equal or lesser value, subject to availability. Please understand that the Bees will not give any cash refunds. No exchanges will be made for complimentary tickets. Complimentary tickets have a value of zero dollars, and therefore may not be exchanged or refunded. If a game is called due to inclement weather or other circumstances and the game is considered "official" and there is a winner, in this case, there will be no ticket exchanges.

Rain Delay
A rain delay is when the game is officially delayed before or after the scheduled start time. Play will continue later that day/night. Tickets cannot be exchanged in the event of a rain delay.


Rainout/Postponement
A game that is rained out or postponed will not be played that day due to inclement weather. When this happens, the game is usually rescheduled into a doubleheader the next time the two teams meet.

 

Picnic Policy:

In the event of a rainout, your Group Picnic ticket will be good for any 2019 regular season home game (excludes July 4th & 24th) and may be exchanged at the Smith's Ballpark Box Office for a ticket of equal or lesser value, subject to availability. If the group would like to reschedule their event, the main contact on the account will need to collect all the tickets and return the tickets to their Bees Sales Representative for an exchange to a mutually agreeable 2018 regular season home game, subject to availability.

 

Picnic Food and Beverage

If stadium gates are opened prior to the postponement of the game, the picnic food and beverage will not carry over to a future make-up game. Guests can remain in the picnic area for up to 1 hour after the announcement of postponement if they wish to enjoy existing picnic food and beverages. In the event that a game is postponed prior to stadium gates opening, food and beverage orders will transfer to the mutually agreed upon game.

If Smith's Ballpark gates open, food will be served in the picnic areas rain or shine.

Luxury Suites Policy:

Luxury Suite tickets for a rainout game cannot be exchanged for another suite. All Luxury Suite tickets are valid for any 2019 regular season home game (excludes July 4th & 24th) and may be exchanged at the Smith's Ballpark Box Office for the best available seat location.

Luxury Suite Food and Beverage

If stadium gates are opened prior to the postponement of the game, the food and beverage orders (both pre-orders and day of event purchases) will not carry over to a future make-up game. Guests can remain in the Suite area for up to 1 hour after the announcement of postponement if they wish to enjoy existing in-suite food and beverages. In the event that a game is postponed prior to stadium gates opening, food and beverage orders will transfer to the mutually agreed upon game.

If Smith's Ballpark Gates open, food will be served in the Suites rain or shine.