2020 Vamos a Tucson Mexican Baseball Fiesta Canceled for Health Reasons
For Immediate Release
September 3, 2020
Contact: Mike Feder, (520) 954-8803
or Francisco Gamez, (520) 460-5750
As a result of the safety concerns concerning Covid-19, the 10th annual Vamos a Tucson Mexican Baseball Fiesta presented by Vantage West and Visit Tucson in Tucson has been canceled for 2020. This announcement also includes all games in Mesa (Phoenix), Las Vegas and Douglas.
Mike Feder, President of the Mexican Baseball Fiesta, said “We have been holding out hope that we can do the Fiesta but it just won’t work out. The state’s restrictions on venue attendance made it impossible this year. Our number one priority is the health of our players, fans, sponsors and staff. We’re hoping that in the near future that the scientists get closer to figuring things out. Once that happens, we will provide information on the 2021 Mexican Baseball Fiesta. We can get through this. Please wear your masks!”
This year’s event would have included numerous teams from the Mexican Pacific League. Had we been able to play we had short term commitments from the Naranjeros de Hermosillo and the Yaquis de Obregon, the best rivalry in the Liga Mexican Del Pacifico (Mexican Winter League).
“We’re really disappointed that we can’t put on our great cultural, multi-national event on our 10th year anniversary” said Francisco Gamez, Mexican Baseball Fiesta, Founder and Partner. “We appreciate our sponsors hanging in there during our decision-making period. We look forward to 2021 where we promise an even bigger and better Fiesta.”
The “Fiesta” is the largest Hispanic sporting event in Tucson every year. In 2019, the Tucson Mexican Baseball Fiesta games attracted 16,012 fans in four dates for an average of 4,003 per day. Visiting teams and fans used over 2,000 room nights creating an economic impact in excess of One Million Dollars.
Information on the Mexican Baseball Fiesta, LLC is available at www.MexicanBaseballFiesta.com; on Facebook at Mexican Baseball Fiesta; on Twitter at @MexBaseballFsta in English, @MexBeisbolFsta in