WEYMOUTH, Mass. (April 29, 2020) -- The Futures Collegiate Baseball League (“FCBL”) today announced that the May 27 start date of the 2020 season has been delayed in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. The league remains optimistic about taking the field at some point this season, and is working towards that goal with its clubs, owners and league executives.
“As soon as we have clarity on guidelines and procedures for playing baseball, we will look to adapt and begin,” said Futures League Commissioner Joe Paolucci. “While all scenarios and contingencies are under consideration, we remain hopeful.”
The FCBL will continue to monitor guidance from governmental and health officials and will update the status of the 2020 season when appropriate as more information becomes available.
The Bravehearts have already consulted multiple health professionals in order to draft safety precautions for all fans in the 2020 season and are in the process of working with the Futures League to define guidelines for safe interaction between players and host families as well. More information is expected on or about May 18th when Governor Baker's stay-at-home order expires.
About the Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL)
The FCBL is made up of seven teams from various parts of New England, each of which plays 28 home games and 28 away games. Each franchise is made up of elite collegiate athletes competing in a minor league style format. Each franchise provides high quality, affordable entertainment, in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere. At least 50% of the players on each team must be from New England or attend college in New England. The league has attracted more than two million fans to its games since debuting in 2011. For further information, visit thefuturesleague.com and follow the league on Facebook (The Futures League), Twitter (@FuturesLeague) and Instagram (@futuresleagueofnewengland).