The lights will stay on at RE/MAX Field in Edmonton. It just remains to be seen who will play under them.
After a couple of years of speculation, rumours and proposals, Baseball Edmonton Inc. has announced it has been granted a 10-year lease to operate the ballpark.
After that announcement, the Edmonton Prospects announced they would be moving to Spruce Grove for the 2022 season.
But what does this all mean for the Western Canadian Baseball League in the capital?
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Those dark clouds hovering over the baseball world don’t seem to be going anywhere. What started as a bleak-looking rain delay graduated to postponed games, and we are now in a phase where many cancelled contests won’t ever be played.
What’s lost may never be found.
One of the latest casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic is the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL), a summer collegiate circuit previously known as the Western Major Baseball League with historical roots dating back to the 1930s.
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There have been a lot of questions surrounding the upcoming summer baseball season in Alberta, across this country and around the world. Will it happen? Can we have a shortened campaign? How willing are players and fans to take part?
Those questions and more have been hanging over the head of Kevin Kvame. Over the last few weeks, the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) president has been trying to stay on top of all of the COVID-19 developments.
We spoke with Kvame about the current status of the WCBL.
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“It’s a relief for sure.”
The Edmonton Prospects headed into the off-season with a cloud of uncertainty surrounding its future at RE/MAX Field.
But a deal for 2020 has been signed and now, head coach and assistant general manager Jordan Blundell says they can now focus on the “fun stuff” heading into the summer.
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Despite a summer that pretty much didn’t happen weather-wise, the Western Canadian Baseball League is touting it as a success.
Now all eyes are on the future, starting with a 2020 season that will feature two fewer teams.
As league president Kevin Kvame told us, 2021 will also be a season of change with expansion coming to Alberta.
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