May 27, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

Irvine suspends adult softball games until April 30 over coronavirus concerns

Bill Barber Park in Irvine was the location for the city’s adult softball leagues on Sunday. (Photo Tim Burt, OC Sports Zone)

The Irvine City Council Thursday night took a number of actions aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus and one of the moves was to suspend the adult softball league programs.

“Last night, our Irvine City Council presented an 11 point strategy to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” according to a statement from the City of Irvine. “The decision was made, with health and safety a top priority for the community.  We fully understand, how these preventative measures may cause you, your players, and family a temporary inconvenience.” 

The city’s indoor and outdoor recreation programs for adult and children, other than afterschool and spring break programs, will be postponed through the end of April, officials said in the release.

The statement added:

“In summary, the City will not be scheduling any adult league games between today and April 30.  Starting next week, we will be assessing the remaining schedule of games, and will be working with you on the appropriate next steps. “

A number of teams were scheduled to compete in games on Sunday at Harvard Park, although this week’s rainstorms may have postponed the games.

Many of the teams began the season playing games at Bill Barber Park.


-Tim Burt, OC Sports Zone;