The Atlantic League's York Revolution isn't scheduled to play their first game for almost three weeks, but the wicked weather in the northeast has already affected the start of their season. Snow has slowed construction on Sovereign Bank Stadium, the ballpark for the first year franchise, so much that the Revolution announced on Wednesday the ballpark will not be ready in time for the season opener.
At least 15 games will have to be rescheduled, with as many as 12 being moved to a neutral site. Those games are expected to be played in
The new home-opening date is slated for June 15 against the Newark Bears.
The March snowstorms delayed construction, but they were not the only factor causing the delayed home opener. According to their web site,
Even though the ballpark is scheduled to open on June 15, it is not slated to be completed until August. Apparently
The delay is, of course, bad news. The Dugout wonders if this delay is just the beginning. Planning to open an incomplete ballpark seems like quite a risk. If management wins this gamble, maybe