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Angels maintain policy on tickets for games lost to COVID-19

A month of games have now gone unplayed because of the pandemic, none have been officially canceled

As Major League Baseball officially gave teams the green light to handle ticket refunds individually for games so far lost to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Angels on Wednesday reiterated their policy is to help fans on a case-by-case basis.

The Dodgers have not yet made further announcements about their policy.

Fans of all teams have been in limbo because of the unprecedented situation caused by the coronavirus. Although more than a month of games have now gone unplayed because of the pandemic, none have been officially canceled, leaving a gray area about the handling of ticket refunds.

The Angels, however, have maintained a uniform policy since spring training. Ticket holders can contact the Angels directly to work out arrangements, including credits for future games or refunds, on a case-by-case basis. Fans can call 714-426-4357 to speak to a representative.

“We still remain hopeful there will be a 2020 season,” club spokesman Marie Garvey said. “Our policy has not changed since Spring Training. We continue to work with fans one-on-one to respond to their requests. If games are not played or played in an empty stadium, Angels Baseball will continue to work with fans on a credit for a future game or a refund based upon the fan’s request.”

The season was scheduled to begin on Mar. 26, and more than a month later there is still no public plan for if and when games will be played.

It is widely expected that games will not be played with fans in the ballparks until late in the season, if at all. There is also a chance that the games may be shifted from the teams’ home ballparks to alternative sites, perhaps in Arizona. That would allow the players to avoid traveling and remain safer from the coronavirus.