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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS – 2020

We are going to do our part to ensure safety for all. Below are some newly established guidelines, some have been submitted to the local government agencies that are permitting us to play ball.

The Indiana Governor on Friday moved the state of Indiana into Phase IV and expressly listed baseball tournaments as an approved activity. Read the Governor’s Executive Order here.

The Governor has listed our specific actions to take and we are going to take those actions to the fullest extent of their intent.  

 

SPECTATOR TICKETS NOW ONLY SOLD ONLINE

Yes, spectators and fans can come cheer their favorite players. Tickets are on sales for fans ages 8 and older, younger than 8 and you are a freebie. Spectators wanting to watch a game will need a ticket or pass.

The Governor’s Order asked businesses to limit, as much as possible, face to face sales and use online orders instead. So, we are going to comply and do our part by going 100% online for Spectator Tickets. The spectator passes will be sold online and in advance. These will be delivered to your team’s representative at check in before your first game and your team representative will distribute the passes to your spectators. There will be tournament staff ensuring all spectators have passes.

We’re offering 3 Options…

     INDIVIDUAL PASSES: Individuals can order online single day tickets for any of the days Wednesday-Sunday for $7.50/day.

     INDIVIDUAL WEEK PASS: Get all 5 days of the tournament for $24.

     TOTAL TEAM PASSES (Best Value):  Teams can order online a Team Tournament Pass for $400. This will cover up to 50 5-day passes. If you need more than 50, additional Tournament Passes will be $24.

 WARM-UPS…

Imagination Glen Park is large with walking trails, open grassy areas, etc. Inside the 4 fenced in baseball fields it is a bit tighter. To help social distancing, please do the following:

All teams will warm up outside of the fenced area or in your outfield before your game if time permits.  There is PLENTY green space just off the parking lots for warmups. If you need larger spaces, there are public baseball fields and spaces without fences that can be used.

 

ARRIVALS…

Players and fans are asked to remain outside the fenced area when your team is not playing. Arrive to your field 15 minutes or so before your potential start time. Once your game is over, please depart the fenced in baseball complex. A team representative can be in the park to keep track of the preceding game and provide prediction of your teams start time.

 

WHERE TO SIT…

Bleachers will be blocked off or marked to ensure social distancing. Spectators should bring their own chairs. Families can sit together but your neighbors should be at least 6 feet away. 

 

COMMON AREAS…

Social distancing should be maintained in bathroom lines and/or any common areas.

 

DURING GAMES

Players are to avoid contact with other players on their team and the opponents, except during a baseball play. We recommend players use their own bats, gloves, hats and batting gloves when hitting.

NO SEEDS OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT WILL SHARE YOUR SALIVA

WITH THOSE AROUND YOU IN THE DUGOUT.

 

BEFORE/AFTER GAMES…

Teams will not line up for handshakes or elbow bumps with opponents or umpires before or after games. A friendly wave to your opponents and umpire after the games are encouraged. Coaches and umpires are asked to wear face masks at the pre-game meeting with the umpire.

 

TEAM MEETINGS…

Once your games are over, we ask that all after game meetings take place outside of the gated area and we ask that your spectators also move out to make room for those playing after you. 

 

SICK…

If you are sick or get sick during the tournament with Covid type symptoms, please depart the park expeditiously. If you have Covid, have Covid symptoms, or have been around someone with Covid and you have not tested negative, please stay away from the park.

Please follow to the best of your ability, all known CDC guidelines and detailed safety guidelines in the Governor’s Executive Orders.

 

ROSTERS…

Usually we only ask for rosters of players. This year, we want to know who is in the park. Upon check-in, please provide a printed list with first and last names of all players and spectators that may enter the park.

 

NOISE POLLUTION…

More than any other year, we do not want noise pollution (screaming at umpires, antagonizing event staff or opponents, etc.). People are out of work, there have been national, etc. The environment may be more charged than usual.

 

BYO…

Portage Parks will have staff on hand cleaning bathrooms, emptying trash, field maintenance etc… but if you are concerned about cleanliness, you are encouraged to come prepared with their own sanitizing supplies. The park will have signs posted reminding guests to practice social distancing, but ultimately it is a group effort so let’s do our part.

 

PLEASE ensure all players, coaches and spectators have ready and understand the above.

 

Team Name: __________________________________________________ Age Group Paying In: ________

Team Representative: ___________________________________________ Cell: ___________________

 

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