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Mexican Baseball Fiesta Cancelled for 2020

Posted at 1:29 PM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 16:29:40-04

TUCSON, Arizona — Due to the safety concerns concerning Covid-19, the 10th annual Vamos a Tucson Mexican Baseball Fiesta in Tucson has been canceled for 2020.

This announcement also includes all games in Mesa (Phoenix), Las Vegas and Douglas.

“We have been holding out hope that we can do the Fiesta but it just won’t work out," said Mexican Baseball Fiesta President Mike Feder. "The state’s restrictions on venue attendance made it impossible this year. Our number one priority is the health of our players, fans, sponsors and staff. We’re hoping that in the near future that the scientists get closer to figuring things out. Once that happens, we will provide information on the 2021 Mexican Baseball Fiesta. We can get through this. Please wear your masks!”

“We’re really disappointed that we can’t put on our great cultural, multi-national event on our 10th year anniversary” said Francisco Gamez. the event's founder and partner. “We appreciate our sponsors hanging in there during our decision-making period. We look forward to 2021 where we promise an even bigger and better Fiesta.”

The “Fiesta” would have included teams from the Mexican Pacific League. It is the largest Hispanic sporting event in Tucson every year. In 2019, the Tucson Mexican Baseball Fiesta games attracted 16,012 fans in four dates for an average of 4,003 per day.