The Boston Red Sox and their fans will have to wait another day to reunite at Fenway Park.
Thursday afternoon’s Opening Day contest between the Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles has been postponed due to “periods of rain throughout the day” expected in the Fenway area, according to a team press release.
“The decision to postpone our first game of the season was not made lightly,” said Red Sox President and CEO Sam Kennedy in the memo. “The built-in off day was created for just this purpose and tomorrow’s forecast for sunshine also factored into our decision. We have been eager to have fans back at Fenway Park for the first time in 18 months and look forward to welcoming everyone back tomorrow under brighter and drier conditions.”
The Red Sox say the Opening Day pregame ceremonies and the game itself will take place Friday at 2:10 p.m. Fans that planned to attend will be able to use their tickets for the rescheduled opener.