LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Two baseball fans have filed a federal lawsuit against Major League Baseball, seeking refunds for tickets they bought for the delayed 2020 season.
The lawsuit, which is seeking class-action status, also names MLB’s teams, StubHub and Ticketmaster.READ MORE: Federal Court Strikes Down Judge’s Order To Provide Housing To All Skid Row Homeless
The league has told its teams to list the games as “postponed” instead of canceled, and to not issue refunds. But with most public health experts recommending social distancing guidelines remain in place through the year, it’s unlikely that fans will be able to attend games in person for the 2020 baseball season.READ MORE: Smokey Southland Skies Caused By Wildfires Burning In Northern And Central California Spur Air Quality Concerns
“During an unprecedented crisis, while so many businesses have provided refunds for services that can’t be fulfilled, it remains notable that baseball — America’s pastime — is forcing fans to take the loss on ticket sales,” said Glenn Phillips, a partner with the New York-based law firm Milberg Phillips Grossman LLP, which represents the plaintiffs.MORE NEWS: Father Memorializes Son, Who Died In 2019 Conception Boat Fire, Along Last 500 Miles Of 2,600 Mile Hike
MLB delayed the planned March 26 start to the season due to the coronavirus pandemic. A start date to the season has not been announced.