The Bradenton Marauders have moved Wednesday’s and Thursday’s scheduled home games to Port Charlotte because two roofs at McKechnie Field are unsafe, the team announced today.
The roofs above the first- and third-base reserve sections were deemed unsafe during a structural assessment.
According to a release from the Marauders, the roofs and steel structure will be removed this week. The damaged steel will be repaired, and the roofs will be reinstalled later this season or at the end of the Florida State League campaign.
While the work is underway, Ninth Street West between 13th and 17th avenues west will be closed to all traffic. The closing will be in place between 6:30 a.m. Wednesday and 4 p.m. Saturday, according to a report from the city of Bradenton.
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The Marauders, who had an off day Tuesday, were scheduled to play the St. Lucie Mets at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at McKechnie Field. Those games will be played at 6:30 p.m. at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, the home of the Charlotte Stone Crabs.
Marauders season ticket holders will be admitted free to both games and may use Florida State League passes to enter the park. Season ticket holders also may use original tickets for those games for any other regularly scheduled games at McKechnie Field.