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Opening Day For Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Pushed Back A Month Due To COVID-19

The home of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.
Bill Bortzfield
The home of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.

Opening day for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp is getting pushed back a month due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that the start of the 20221 Triple-A season would be starting in early May.

The season was originally scheduled to begin on April 6.

The announcement moves opening day to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4, when the Jumbo Shrimp are set to host the Norfolk Tides at 121 Financial Ballpark.

“Over the past year, we have been thrown several curveballs, but we are taking this news in stride,” said Jumbo Shrimp owner and CEO Ken Babby. “All of our energy is now shifting to creating a memorable Triple-A season that will begin in early May. Great things are worth waiting for, and this May will be such a special Opening Day in Jacksonville.”

Brendan Rivers can be reached at, 904-358-6396 or on Twitter at @BrendanRivers.

Special Projects Producer Brendan Rivers joined WJCT News in August of 2018 after several years as a reporter and then News Director at Southern Stone Communications, which owns and operates several radio stations in the Daytona Beach area.