06/19/2020 9:51 AM -
Bridgewater, NJ- Following the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball’s statement allowing its member teams to pursue alternate baseball activities and events for the communities they serve this summer, the Somerset Patriots are planning several options at TD Bank Ballpark.
“Our staff has been working very hard over the past few months for new and exciting ways to use our ballpark for events and to help the community,” said Somerset Patriots President/General Manager Patrick McVerry. “While we are still in the process of understanding what will be allowed, know that we will find the appropriate ways to safely bring people together to enjoy family fun, community entertainment, and hopefully professional baseball again real soon.”
The Somerset Patriots have submitted their COVID-19 readiness and reopening guidelines to the Governor’s Office, the New Jersey Department of Health, and local officials and health experts for review. The hopes are that the plans will be approved for the team to begin hosting larger community gatherings at the ballpark.
If approved, the Somerset Patriots are looking to bring a localize professional baseball league to the ballpark for fans to enjoy this summer. More details on what that will entail will be coming soon.
In addition to those plans, the ballpark will be the site for drive-in movies, fireworks shows, youth baseball tournaments, graduations, blood drives, and collections to benefit those in need in the team’s area.
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About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
With eight teams in the Mid-Atlantic and Texas, the ALPB is a leader in baseball innovation and a player gateway to Major League Baseball. Through its exclusive partnership with MLB, the Atlantic League tests Major League Baseball rules and equipment initiatives. The Atlantic League has sent more than 950 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 42 million fans to its affordable, family-friendly ballparks throughout its 23-year history. For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.