Collegiate Ballpark Delayed Over Stalled Funding, Virus

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A Michigan town will have to delay opening day for its new ballpark and first summer collegiate baseball team, the Royal Oak Leprechauns. 

Mark Sackett, president of the Royal Oak Leprechauns and chairman of the nonprofit Michigan Red Sox youth baseball team, told the Royal Oak Tribune that the summer collegiate team will now start in 2021.

Sackett said a stall in fundraising for completion of an upgrade to the field at Memorial Park, as well as the current COVID-19 crisis are the reasons for the delay.

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