Mexican Baseball Fiesta

2020 Vamos a Tucson Mexican Baseball Fiesta Canceled for Health Reasons

(Tucson, AZ)  As a result of the safety concerns concerning Covid-19, the 10th annual Vamos a Tucson MexicanBaseball Fiesta presented by Vantage West and Visit Tucson in Tucson has been canceled for 2020. This announcement also includes all games in Mesa (Phoenix), Las Vegas and Douglas.

Mike Feder, President of the Mexican Baseball Fiesta, said “We have been holding out hope that we can do the Fiesta but it just won’t work out. The state’s restrictions on venue attendance made it impossible this year. Our number one priority is the health of our players, fans, sponsors and staff. We’re hoping that in the near future that the scientists get closer to figuring things out. Once that happens, we will provide information on the 2021 Mexican Baseball Fiesta. We can get through this. Please wear your masks!”

This year’s event would have included numerous teams from the Mexican Pacific League. Had we been able to play we had short term commitments from the Naranjeros de Hermosillo and the Yaquis de Obregon, the best rivalry in the Liga Mexican Del Pacifico (Mexican Winter League).

“We’re really disappointed that we can’t put on our great cultural, multi-national event on our 10thyear anniversary” said Francisco Gamez, Mexican Baseball Fiesta, Founder and Partner. “We appreciate our sponsors hanging in there during our decision-making period. We look forward to 2021 where we promise an even bigger and better Fiesta.”

The “Fiesta” is the largest Hispanic sporting event in Tucson every year. In 2019, the Tucson Mexican Baseball Fiesta games attracted 16,012 fans in four dates for an average of 4,003 per day.Visiting teams and fans used over 2,000 room nights creating an economic impact in excess of $1 Million Dollars.

Press Release courtesy of Mike Feder – Mexican Baseball Fiesta Media

 

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Most Popular

To Top