Prospect League Cancels 2020 Season
It is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Prospect League Season for the Springfield Sliders. Our hearts go out to our players, sponsors, and growing fan base. We were hoping to bring a partial season to our home stadium at Robin Roberts Stadium but unfortunately that is not in the cards this year.
The Prospect League voted to cancel the season due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic concerns. Weekly ownership calls have been going on to discuss all the possible play scenarios and contingencies. With so many unknowns, the League determined it would be impossible to guarantee the safety of players, coaches, umpires, host families, volunteers and fans during this health crisis. There are 5 states with 12 teams and each state has their own guidelines to follow, which also makes it hard to get on the same page.
We are working to plan events and opportunities for players, fans and sponsors to interact, as we wait for recommendations from our Federal, State and Local officials. We still want to bring fun to fans this summer so please watch for updates on our website, social media and emails.
These events will all be done with the highest priority being the health and safety of fans attending events and social distancing requirements. The most important thing is that everyone does their best to protect their health, as well as the health of their family, friends and communities.