Major League Baseball Allowing Teams to Refund Ticket Costs

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With the coronavirus shutdowns still in full swing across the nation, Major League Baseball has decided to give teams the go-ahead to refund tickets bought for games that won’t be played.

MLB officials reportedly told the teams that they have the green light to issue full refunds for games not played, according to NBC Sports.

Until now, the league had classified the games as “postponed” instead of canceled, allowing the teams to hold on to the fan’s cash. There had been some expectations that teams would issue credit for the useless tickets.

But now, likely as a way to get ahead of fans filing lawsuits to recover their lost money, the league has waived the white flag. Still, MLB said it would allow the teams to set their own policies on refunds.

Lawsuits have already been filed by pro baseball fans to recover ticket costs. In one case, two fans filed suit in California against the league for money lost on Yankees and Mets tickets.

Baseball officials are still wrangling behind the scenes about a return to baseball this year. By some accounts, the league is determined to have a season, even if a shortened one.

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