Prospect League to open July 1st

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Prospect League announced on Wednesday that opening day has been moved to July 1st from May 28th. President Bruce Rosselli said teams will play 46 games instead of the normal 60. The move is in line with several teams in the League who anticipate that date to be the earliest they will be able to resume baseball activities.

Rosselli also said fan attendance will be crucial to salvaging a partial season. “As a business we would have to have fans in the stands it’s the only way we profit from our business is ticket sales and apparel and concessions. We’re not in the Major Leagues you know the Major League teams have television rights that the can sell everybody will be watching if the have no fans in the stands our operation doesn’t work that way we would have to have fans,” he said.

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