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Rain Policy

In the event that four and a half innings of a game are not played, your ticket can be exchanged at the box office for the same price admission to any regular season game played on these grounds during this season (based on availability).

Rainy Day Terminology

Rain Delay

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

Suspended/Rain-Shortened

A game may be suspended at any point due to weather and resumed from the point of the suspension. If the game is official (four and a half innings or longer), the umpires halt play and whichever team has the lead is deemed the winner. A rain-shortened game does not need to be completed to the full nine innings.

Postponed

A postponed game will not be played due to rain or inclement weather. When this happens, the game is usually rescheduled as part of a doubleheader the next time the two teams meet. In the event of a postponed game, tickets can be exchanged at the box office for the same price of admission to any regular season game played at Appalachian Power Park during that current season (based on availability).

Cancelled

Any game that is deemed "cancelled" will not be made up during the remainder of the season. Typically, a game is considered cancelled when the schedule does not permit the competing teams an opportunity to play another game against one another. In the event of a cancellation, tickets can be exchanged at the box office for the same price of admission to any regular season game played at Appalachian Power Park during that current season (based on availability).

What Happens When It Rains?

If it is raining before the game…

If it is raining before the start of a game, the West Virginia Power Grounds Crew has been hard at work protecting the field against the elements. This being the case, if the rain stops before the scheduled game start time, the game will continue as planned. If the rain continues into the scheduled game time, Power management will invoke a rain delay. All rain delays, postponements, suspensions and cancellations will be announced via the Public Address system at Appalachian Power Park as well as posted on all of the team's social media channels.

If it begins to rain during the game…

If it begins to rain during the game, the West Virginia Power Grounds Crew will quickly place a large tarp across the infield. At this time, the Power front office staff will work with the 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 decision on the status of the game is announced. All rain delays, postponements, suspensions and cancellations will be announced via the Public Address system at Appalachian Power Park as well as posted on all of the team's social media channels.

When can you exchange your tickets?

In the event of a rainout in a game that has not lasted four and a half innings, tickets may be exchanged at the box office window in person for a ticket of equal or lesser value to any regular season home game, subject to availability. If you purchased your tickets over the phone and they are still at Will Call, the Power Box Office will hold your tickets and you may exchange them at a later date. For doubleheaders, no rain check will be issued for the second game if the first game is official.

If a rainout is declared after four and a half innings of baseball have been played, a game is considered "official." In this case, there will be no ticket exchanges.