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No Goldpanners Baseball

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The Alaska Goldpanners have cancelled their upcoming baseball season, including the historic Midnight Sun Game normally held at Growden Park in Fairbanks, on June 21st, starting at 10 PM.

A post announcing the cancellation cites the safety of players, fans and staff in light  of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, saying

 

it would be impossible to comply with medical recommendations and government policies.

The Goldpanners are offering full refunds of pre-purchased tickets.

It  will be the first summer without Goldpanner baseball since 1960.

The Midnight Sun Game, normally played on the Summer Solstice, is a much older Fairbanks tradition, dating back to 1906.

Dan has been in public radio news in Alaska since 1993. He’s worked as a reporter, newscaster and talk show host at stations in McGrath, Valdez and Fairbanks. Dan’s experience includes coverage of a wide range of topics, from wolf control to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and dog mushing.