Play Suspended for Day One of the 2015 Little League Baseball World Series

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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (August 20, 2015) – The Little League® International Tournament Committee has announced that all play for day one of the 2015 Little League Baseball World® Series has been suspended due to weather.

Consulting with weather authorities, and ensuring that all teams have the best on-field playing conditions, the games will be rescheduled for tomorrow, August 21. All eight first-round games will be played on Friday, August 21.

“Frequent showers and lengthy periods of steady rain are expected today in Williamsport as a cold front moves slowly east acrossPennsylvania,” said Frank McCathran, Director of Earth Network’s WeatherBug Schools and Club Safety Programs. “More than an inch of rain is expected today with limited breaks in precipitation at any point throughout the day. Lightning will also pose a safety issue throughout the afternoon.”

The first-round game schedule for Friday, August 21 will be as follows:

Game 1 – 10:00 a.m.: Europe-Africa (Visitor) vs. Caribbean (Home) – Volunteer Stadium

Game 2 – 11:00 a.m.: Southwest (Visitor) vs. Northwest (Home) – Lamade Stadium

Game 3 – 1:00 p.m.: Latin America (Visitor) vs. Australia (Home) – Volunteer Stadium

Game 4 – 2:00 p.m.: Great Lakes (Visitor) vs. West (Home) – Lamade Stadium

Game 5 – 4:00 p.m.: Canada (Visitor) vs. Mexico (Home) – Volunteer Stadium

Game 6 – 5:00 p.m.: Southeast (Visitor) vs. New England (Home) – Lamade Stadium

Game 7 – 7:00 p.m.: Asia-Pacific (Visitor) vs. Japan (Home) – Volunteer Stadium

Game 8 – 8:00 p.m.: Mid-Atlantic (Visitor) vs. Midwest (Home) – Lamade Stadium

“We have been advised that weather conditions will get progressively worse throughout the day,” said Patrick Wilson, Little League International Tournament Director. “In an interest to give all teams the opportunity to play with full player availability and ideal field conditions, keep the Little League Baseball World Series on schedule, and provide fans and visitors with the best experience, we have decided to hold all first-round games tomorrow.”

Little League consults with WeatherBug’s team of certified meteorologists to make any weather related decisions. Playing all eight games on Friday, August 21 allows the Little League International Tournament Committee to keep the planned off-day on Friday, August 28 in the event of potential future weather issues.

The Little League International Complex, gift shops, concessions, and all facilities on the complex will close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 20. The complex and all parking areas will reopen on Friday, August 21 at 8 a.m. Opening Ceremonies will not be rescheduled.

Please note that the ticketing policy for Game 8 will remain in effect. Little League International has decided to issue tickets for Lamade Stadium seating.

  • Tickets for Sections 2, 3, 4, and 5, for the game between the Mid-Atlantic Region (Lewisberry, Pa.) and the Midwest Region (Webb City, Mo.) will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis, at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, August 21, at the Will Call window at Lamade Stadium. The tickets distributed for Sections 2, 3, 4, and 5, will have row and seat assignments, individuals will not be able to select seats, and tickets will be distributed until no tickets remain. Tickets will be available one per person.
  • Those with Section 1 passes will have seating available in their section on a first-come, first-serve basis, as usual.

Fans watching Game 6 of the Little League Baseball World Series at Lamade Stadium, at 5 p.m., between Southeast Region (Taylors, S.C.) and New England Region (Cranston, R.I.), will be asked to leave the stadium after the completion of their game. Lamade Stadium will be cleared and cleaned in advance of the start of Game 8. Approximately an hour before the scheduled start of Game 8 (8:00 p.m.), or as soon as the stadium is cleaned, it will open for fans to find their seats.

Admission to all Little League Baseball World Series games is free.

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