With the 2020 Minor League Baseball season cancelled, many teams are looking for ways to stay engaged with their communities and continue to provide some form of entertainment. The Richmond Flying Squirrels of the Eastern League have come up with a good one - Movies in the Outfield.
The Flying Squirrels host two movie nights each week, on Thursday and Saturday, and fans can sit on the field in 10' x 10' boxes for up to four people, or 10' x 20' boxes for up to eight people.
Fans can also order concessions, although they are encouraged to place their orders prior to the event to help streamline the process and keep social distancing.
I think the Squirrels knocked it out of the park with this one. Fans can't enjoy baseball at the ballpark this season, so they might as well enjoy some baseball movies.
Even without a season in place, Richmond is providing fans with quality, affordable entertainment and it seems like a fun way to spend a summer evening.
The next showing is this Thursday when the Flying Squirrels will be playing A League of Their Own.
Matthew Atkins, Journalist and Baseball fan.