The London Majors’ dwelling opener sells out as followers put together to return to Labatt Park – London


Tickets for the London Majors’ home opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs sold out in just four days, reflecting widespread appetite for a return to live events of all kinds after months of COVID-19 restrictions.

According to step 2 of the province’s reopening plan, which will be completed on Jan.

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The entire 2020 Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) season was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, although the majors were able to play a game against Guelph to keep a historic streak alive – at least one baseball game has been played every year since 1877 in Labatt Park .

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“We did the legacy classic last year to preserve the historic nature of Labatt Park. That was a good feel-good story, ”Roop Chanderdat, owner and sales manager, told Global News.

“But that’s, you know, you’re playing a real game. It’s live … fans bring a huge element to the game. On the field you can feed them both offensively and defensively. “

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Chanderdat says it was exciting to step into the field to practice knowing there was a game coming.

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“I can’t lie, I love being in Labatt Park, I think all the boys do. You go out on the field, it just gives you a certain atmosphere and knowing that you are going to play a real game in front of the fans, you are excited.

“It was to be seen for a long time.”

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While the tickets for the game on Friday are sold out, according to Chanderdat there were still tickets for the game on Sunday against the defending champion Barrie Baycats from Wednesday afternoon.

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He added that the majors are fortunate enough to have support and collaboration from the City of London, the League, the Middlesex-London Health Unit and others.

You did it, majors fans! Our Home Opener 2021 was sold out for 4 days and was presented to you by @FanshaweCollege, the official education partner of the London Majors. Secure your tickets for July 11th vs 2019 defending champions @IBLBaycats

– London Majors (@londonmajors) July 7, 2021

–With files from Jake Jeffrey and Kelly Wang from Global News

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