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Kelowna Falcons cancel 2020 season amidst COVID-19 concerns

Kelowna Falcons game, June 2019.
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Elks Stadium will be quiet this summer as the Kelowna Falcons have cancelled the 2020 baseball season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Falcons are in the West Coast League which includes teams from Victoria and south of the border in Washington state.

“Nothing is more important to our club then the health and safety of our fans, players, coaches, umpires and staff,” Kelowna Falcons general manager Mark Nonis said in a media release.

"Most of our road games take place in the United States and without any ability to really predict when it will be safe and responsible to return or watch, a number of teams have made the difficult decision to cancel season," he said.

The league anticipates the teams in Victoria, Bellingham, Bend and Corvallis will also cancel their summer seasons.

“It’s obviously a big blow to the league. But we know Kelowna will be back in 2021, so we’re considering this just a brief pause in the Falcons’ wonderful history, with better things to come,” West Coast League commissioner Rob Neyer said in the release.

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