For anyone who is a fan of minor league baseball, it’s time to get excited. It was just announced today that Frisco will host the Texas Collegiate League this summer. The pandemic has taken baseball away from us and just days ago I would have guessed this would not be possible.
I am still learning details about this but here are some details that have been released:
The team has been granted an expansion team and this is just temporary. It will be a team comprised of college level players that will take the field as the Frisco RoughRiders during the 2020 season.
The Texas Collegiate League will feature a 30-game schedule.
There will be 30 games played from June 30 to August 2nd with 15 home games at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco. The home opener is scheduled for Friday, July 3rd. Fans will be able to attend all of the home games but it will be a limited number due to Covid-19. The tickets are on sale now Sale Monday June at RidersBaseball.com and will sell quickly.
The schedule consists of 30 games with 15 of them being home at Dr Pepper Ballpark and the other 15 being away. There will be 5 series played at home and they are shown below in the screenshot obtained on the Texas Collegiate League website.
For any of those wondering, here is the Texas Collegiate League schedule. pic.twitter.com/vrsWRD66TE
? The Prospect Times (Texas Rangers farm system) (@ProspectTimes) June 15, 2020
Texas Collegiate League rosters?
The rosters will be made up of 35 college players and will be announced at a later date. We will update this post when they are announced to let you know who will be on the RoughRiders.
Yes, the press release that the RoughRiders released shows that there will be a limited attendance and social distancing protocols will be in placed. They will be following the guidelines recommended by the CDC at that time.
The Frisco RoughRiders have now released their guidelines detailing their Covid-19 preparedness. It includes:
- Cashless payments
- more ballpark sanitation
- Socially distant seating
- Temperature checks among staff
- Closing down the Kids Zone
- Designated entry points/exit points
There will be post game fireworks
Besides baseball and a beautiful sunset another reason to go to the ballpark is there will be post-game fireworks. They will be after every Friday and Saturday night home games which is six games total.