2020 Season Update

by Bryan Young

After a meeting of the league's ownership and executives earlier this week, the Intercounty Baseball League has announced that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic there will not be baseball of any kind before July 1, but that the league is hopeful that some sort of modified season is possible for 2020. 

In light of this announcement, Brantford Red Sox ownership has released the following regarding the 2020 season:

Dear family, friends, fans, volunteers, sponsors, players, and coaches:

The world is not as it should be, and the COVID-19 crisis is taking a toll on every single one of us. Many of us must stay home, we cannot see our family or friends. Many of us have lost our jobs, while others are working on the front line and putting themselves at risk in healthcare, fire, police, grocery stores and pharmacies (to name just a few), so that we may have the essential goods and services we need.

It is certain that a traditional Intercounty Baseball League season will not be possible this year. Even a modified season will have to have the blessing of the governments, health officials, and local municipalities. We appreciate that some teams in the IBL are still hopeful of playing a shortened season starting in July. The Brantford Red Sox organization has made the decision that we will not operate for the 2020 season. This was not an easy decision to make, but we feel it is the right thing to do for this team and our community.

We will miss baseball for sure, and we will miss spending our summer with all of you. We all must do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19 and make our community healthy again, because together we will get through this!  

For anyone who purchased 2020 tickets through SeatGiant, you will receive a refund through them. Please visit www.seatgiant.ca/Contact-Us for any enquiries.

For anyone who purchased physical season tickets at Ackland Desjardins Insurance or Brant Sports Excellence, you have the option of:

•    turning in your season ticket to your point of purchase for a full refund, or 

•    keeping them and having them replaced with season tickets for 2021 (2021 season tickets will be available early fall)

We ask those wishing to collect refunds to please be patient, as we will have to wait for businesses to reopen.

We thank you all for understanding, and for your support and encouragement each and every year.  2021 will be a great year, and we cannot wait to see you all again!

Be kind to each other and stay well!  #TeamBrantford


Connie & Rick Pomerleau 

Owners, Brantford Red Sox

The Brantford Red Sox were founded in 1911 and have won 15 Intercounty Baseball League titles.  For all offseason news visit brantfordredsox.com and follow the Red Sox on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram