Governor Jay Inslee announced a ban on gatherings of more than 250 people in King , Pierce and Snohomish Counties Wednesday afternoon.
The Governor’s ban will apply to social, recreational, spiritual, and other community gatherings. That includes parades, concerts, conventions, sporting events, fundraisers, and festivals across the three counties. Gov. Inslee also noted that it is “very highly likely it will be extended” past the end of the month.
The ban left local proffesional sports teams looking at alternatives for upcoming games in the name of public safety. For the Seattle Sounders the ban means the cancellation of the March 21st home game against FC Dallas.
The Sounders road match at Houston against the Houston Dynamo on Saturday 5:30 p.m. is still scheduled to be played at this time
MARINERS SEASON OPENING HOME STAND EFFECTED
The Mariners opening home stand for the 2020 season is scheduled to start on March 26th and concluded on April 1 with a four game home stand against the Texas Rangers then a three game series with the Minnesota Twins. Inslee’s social gathering ban put serious doubts on the Mariners open the home stand at T- Mobile Park .
“We are trying to figure it out as we go,” Mariners chairman John Stanton said. “It affects us all personally. … We don’t have perfect information and we rely on experts and we rely on government officials, who in turn rely on experts to make decisions with respect to whether or not we can play safely in our ballpark.”Mariners Chairman John Stanton on where the team will play on opening day.
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