Northwoods League postpones start of season
By Rich Palzewic
ASHWAUBENON – In a May 7 message, the Northwoods League decided its best option was to postpone the May 26 opening date of play indefinitely league-wide due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Green Bay Booyah, in its second year playing at Capital Credit Union Park in Ashwaubenon, are members of the Northwoods League and were scheduled to play its first home game May 28.
The league said it will continue to monitor the specific situation in each of the communities where it operates to see where play might safely commence, consider the league-wide impacts of each location’s status and will adjust various contingency plans accordingly.
Following this process, the league will continue to make frequent assessments, taking into consideration any local and state-wide updates and will immediately communicate any further changes to the status of the league schedule.
“While the Booyah home opener will no longer take place May 28 as planned, we, along with our 21 other Northwoods League affiliates, are hopeful we’ll still be able to host a season this summer,” said Booyah vice president John Fanta. “What that season will look like is one thing I don’t know as of yet.”
In partnership with the Booyah, The Press Times was named the official newspaper of the club beginning with the 2019 season.
“As always, it will be our mission to provide a safe and friendly environment at Capital Credit Union Park once we are cleared to do so,” Fanta said. “We are formulating safety guidelines to work hand-in-hand with local and state officials to be able to provide the safest return to baseball. We have been getting creative with to-go pick-up food orders and look to try some other activities for the community to partake in at the stadium when it’s safe and we are allowed to do so. I’d love to provide a more solid update, but this current circumstance has caused us all to adapt.”