Offering free admission to Wednesday night's game for evacuees
The Medicine Hat Mavericks soldier on with their season at a new ballpark beginning Wednesday night.
The team's home at Athletic Park has suffered major damage in the flood; they'll be playing the remainder of the season at Jeffries Park in Crescent Heights.
Mavs Owner and G-M Greg Morrison says for tonight's tilt, they're offering free admission for any of the evacuees.
"If anybody just shows their drivers license and just verify that you're one of those affected through that area, we'll let you through the gate," he said. "If you can track down a lawn chair, bring a lawn chair, we will have bleacher seating so come and we can be a meeting place to kind of just discuss what's happened in the last week."
Morrison says it will be awhile before Athletic Park is up and running again.
"There's about two feet of sludge on the field right now so from our understanding, from what happened in 1995, it's gonna take about eight weeks to completely rebuild the field," he noted. " So we're trying to plan to be here for the remainder of the summer."
First pitch goes at 7:05.