Below are some Frequently Asked Questions you may have regarding how Covid-19 affects the Gary Southshore RailCats, The Steel Yard, and the start of the 2020 season.

We will be updating this page with any adjustments to our policies regarding any cancelled or postponed games/events. These updates will also be posted on our social channels, and we encourage you to follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to get the most up-to-date information. Please feel free to reach out with any questions via social media or email

Does this mean the 2020 season is cancelled?

No. The start of the season has been delayed by American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, but the season has not been cancelled. Click here for the most recent statement.

When will the season start?

The American Association will aim for a potential start date of the season in early July. 

How will the schedule change to accommodate the late start?

The league intends a season that would include 80-games and extend to late September. The early July timeline, along with the length of the season, is tentative and dependent on the ability to hold games in home markets while abiding by federal, state, provincial governments laws and municipal health orders and guidelines.

I have tickets to the home opener and/or other games, what does this mean for me?

Fans who purchased a ticket to a game that has been cancelled due to the delayed start to the season will be able to exchange their tickets for any remaining home game during the 2020 season. This includes the rescheduled date of the RailCats' home opener in 2020, once announced.

Will there be attendance restrictions when games resume?

As of today, that is unknown. We will follow all protocols established for community gatherings as directed by the American Association and abiding by federal, state, provincial governments laws and municipal health orders and guidelines.

Is the Steel Yard prepared to provide a clean and healthy environment for fans?

The Steel Yard has always provided a safe, clean and healthy environment for fans during all games and events. We will continue to make the health of guests our top priority, enhance our protocols and ensure that every possible measure will be taken to ensure the health of guests.

Are you still accepting applications to work at the ballpark this season?

Yes! We are still actively accepting applications ONLINE for those interested in working at the Steel Yard for the 2020 season. You can fill out an application online here:  

Are the hours of operation still the same for the team store, ticket office and administrative office?

No. The Front Office is closed and an official reopening date has not been set. Fans wishing to speak with a member of the Front Office are encouraged to visit our Front Office Directory at

Fans wanting to purchase RailCats gear can shop online at

I booked a group for a May or June game, what should I do?

Please contact your RailCats front office representative. We'd love to find an alternate date that will work for you!

When will the promotional schedule be released?

Our promotional schedule will be released soon after an exact timeline for the return of RailCats baseball is determined.

About the Railcats

A day at Steel Yard is non-stop fun, and that's even without the baseball! The RailCats promise a wide array of laugh-out-loud between inning entertainment, great giveaways, jaw-dropping fireworks and a family-first, kid-friendly atmosphere! RailCats fans come in all ages, shapes, and sizes, and the RailCats promise every fan will have fun. 

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