RedHawks set to kick off 2020 season tonight at Newman Outdoor Field


COVID-19 can't stop athletes in the Fargo-Moorhead metro from partaking in the sports they love. Such is the case with the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks.

The RedHawks, who will share Newman Outdoor Field this season with the Winnipeg Goldeyes, will open up the abbreviated 2020 season tonight against the Goldeyes, with first pitch scheduled for 7:02 p.m. at Newman. Tonight's game is the first of 60 games at Newman Outdoor Field this season, according to the RedHawks.

Fans will notice changes this year at Newman Outdoor Field.

Newman Outdoor Field has been working with a group of partners and leaders in their respective industries to implement a plan for the stadium that will ensure it meets and exceeds the guidelines provided by the CDC, North Dakota Department of Health and Fargo Cass Public Health. Hand sanitizing stations, plastic shields, masks, enforced distance between fans, and other measures will all be in effect. Additionally, the Bell Bank Playground will remain closed for the duration of the 2020 season.

The facility will open with attendance restrictions, with the stadium operating at 50 percent capacity with social distancing being enforced. Fans are also recommended to wear a facemask. In addition, with current regulations in place, every other row in each seating section will be closed. There will be spacing within each row to ensure social distancing.