It is with great sadness and frustration that we are today announcing the suspension of the entire Lake Erie Crushers 2020 baseball season. We have said from the very beginning of this outbreak that the safety of the Fans, our Players and Staff are THE most important factors in our decision-making process for the 2020 season. Well right now, and for the foreseeable future, the risks are simply too great to justify playing games this summer.
We will miss seeing you at the ballpark: Unlike Major League Baseball, we don’t have billion-dollar TV contracts that would allow us to play without fans in the stands……we rely on you and your support to keep the Crushers financially viable……so no fans means no baseball.
So, we may be down for this year, but we’re not out. We have every intention of returning in 2021 with great baseball, bigger and better promotions, and great affordable family entertainment that we are all going to desperately crave come next summer.
Until then we ask everyone to observe all of the social distancing recommendations area health officials are promoting. We know these are unprecedented times in American history, but we also know America and Northeast Ohio will get through this and rally around our communities like never before. If there is anything that baseball’s history shows us, it always brings people back together for the love of the game and this is what we are anticipating for the 2021 season.
Hang on to the hope for those brighter days, as we are, because our faith in the future and in you, knows no limits.
Take care of yourselves.
The Lake Erie Crushers
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The Frontier League made it official today: There will be no 2020 Frontier League Championship season, officially ending the hopes of the Lake Erie Crushers to take the field this year.
“This is obviously very disappointing”, stated Crushers Co-Owner Tom Kramig. “But with the limits on mass gatherings, social distancing requirements, and the on-going concerns over the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, we understand why the Frontier League has come to this conclusion. So, we may be down for this year, but we’re not out. We have every intention of returning in 2021 with great baseball, bigger and better promotions, and great affordable family entertainment that we are all going to desperately crave come next Summer.”
The Crushers have been and will continue to host youth baseball events at Crushers Stadium for the remainder of the 2020 summer. The Team is also partnering with the City of Avon for a spectacular, fireworks show at the ballpark on Saturday, July 4th. While the Stadium will be closed for this event, the parking lot at Crushers Stadium will be open for a great view of the fireworks!
“We fully understand and respect the seriousness of the COVID-19 epidemic,” said Commissioner Bill Lee. “With all of the excitement surrounding the addition of five former Can-Am League teams for 2020 everybody was primed for our best season ever. That being said our league-wide focus now shifts to carrying this momentum into 2021.”