MLB Reverses Ticket Policy & Will Allows Teams To Offer Refunds

More than 400 MLB games have already called off because of the coronavirus outbreak, and now the league Tuesday reversed a policy that had restricted fans from widespread refunds on tickets to those games.

On a conference call, Major League Baseball informed team officials that they no longer needed to advise fans to hold onto those tickets. The decision clears the way for teams to announce refund policies for the games.

MLB has listed the affected games as postponed rather than canceled, with fans advised to retain their tickets and await a rescheduled date. Refunds generally require the cancellation of an event, and team and league websites stated that MLB remained is committed to playing the most games they can under the circumstances.

In a normal year, the regular season includes 2,430 games. More than 400 have been called off, through the ones scheduled Tuesday. MLB has not announced a target date to start the season, or the second spring training that would precede it, so it is unlikely games would be played before June.

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