On Thursday, Major League Baseball announced the cancellation of the remainder of the spring training schedules in both Arizona and Florida. The start of the regular season has also been postponed at least two weeks.
Aside from its suspension due to coronavirus, Spring Training got off to a rocky start in the Valley this year, with the first games of the season impacted by weather.
The Cactus League's Executive Director, Bridget Binsbacher, released the following statement:
“The safety of the public is the No. 1 concern of each of our ballparks. Following MLB’s decision to cancel the remaining spring training schedule in response to the coronavirus pandemic, we will support our facilities in their efforts to ensure the safety of the fans, teams, employees and media. We understand that many fans look forward to Cactus League games and we sympathize with those whose plans were impacted.”