The Quebec Major Baseball League (LBMQ) has postponed its regular season start date, after Coalition Avenir Québec MNA Isabelle Charest announced spectators will not be able to attend outdoor, competitive sports events until June 25.
The decision is a perplexing one to François Lécuyer, the owner and president of the Sherbrooke Expos and Thetford Blue Sox. In a statement he said, “it makes no sense whatsoever,” considering people can go to movie theatres, concert halls, and the Bell Centre.
There are stadiums in the LBMQ that can hold between 1,000 to 7,000 spectators. The league needs people to attend games, even if it is at a limited capacity, if it plans to survive another season filled with COVID-19 restrictions and safety regulations.