Rockford, Illinois News

Rockford Rivets resume season Thursday

ROCKFORD – After consulting with the Northwoods League and local public health officials, the Rockford Rivets are cleared to resume play.

The Rivets will resume play tomorrow on the road against the Green Bay Booyah. The six remaining home games at Rivets Stadium will be played as scheduled beginning Tuesday, Aug. 11.

Fans with tickets to home games on Aug. 1, 2, 4, and 5 may exchange those tickets for any remaining game during the 2020 season.

Due to reduced seating capacity to follow social distancing guidelines, fans are encouraged to redeem for new games as soon as possible.

The Rivets paused their season July 31 after a staffer tested positive for coronavirus. That person is expected to recover. No players tested positive.

“We determined that an indefinite pause to our season (was) the best course of action,” General Manager Chad Bauer said.

The Rivets will comprise new players for the rest of the season, as the previous squad went into quarantine after the positive test and have returned to their respective colleges to prepare for the upcoming semester.

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