No Decision Yet On Sold-Out Mocs Softball Vs. USA Team

Friday, March 13, 2020

No decision has been made yet on whether the sold-out game between UTC softball and the USA team will be canceled.

Officials said on Friday:

A Message from Chattanooga Sports Committee:

Dear fan and partners,

We are in contact with USA Softball about any potential decision to postpone or cancel the game scheduled for April 7, 2020. Protecting spectators and staff is of the utmost importance to us, and we want everyone to have a good experience in Chattanooga should the event move forward.

USA Softball will have more information for us to share early next week (the week of March 16, 2020). Once a decision is made about hosting Team USA in Chattanooga, we will communicate that information to all ticket holders and partners.

Thank you for your support of Team USA and your interest in cheering on the National Women’s Team in Chattanooga.


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