Tickets for a rained-out game cannot be exchanged. On days when there is a dangerous amount of lightning, fog, or snow, team managers can call delays.
A rain delay in baseball occurs when the weather conditions become unsafe for the players. The game pauses, a tarp goes onto the diamond, and the play resumes once the weather gets better. A rainout happens when the game has been canceled and will either conclude or continue at a later time.
If the rain persists during a rain delay, a game may end up being canceled, teams and fans go home. If this happens, then fans and attendees can use their current tickets or some kind of voucher as a rain check. A rain check is used to admit someone to the baseball park at a later date for no additional cost.
In the MLB, the rule is that the head umpire must first delay the game. After 30 minutes of a delay, the head umpire is able to make the decision to cancel/postpone a game if they believe there is no reasonable end in sight to the rain.
Rain delays as long as 2-3 hours can be a little much. But there’s really nothing to stop an umpire-in-chief from bringing players back after 4 hours of waiting. Ultimately it’s left to his discretion to make a final call.
A suspended game in baseball occurs when a game has to be stopped before it can be completed, and the game is meant to be finished at a later time or date.
Refund Policy for Unplayed Games
In the event that the series for which this ticket is issued concludes before the date on which the Game was scheduled to occur, a refund will automatically be posted to the payment card used for payment of the ticket. No credits will be issued and the ticket will have no cash value.
Generally, Major League Baseball (MLB) teams will continue to play in light to moderate rain but will suspend play if it is raining heavily or if there is standing water on the field. Games can also be delayed or canceled for other forms of inclement weather, or if the field is found to be unfit for play.
If less than 5 innings of a game (4 and 1/2 innings, if the Braves are ahead) are played, your paid ticket serves as a rain check coupon and will be valid for the re-scheduled game. If you choose to not come back to the re-scheduled game, your original ticket may be exchanged online through your Braves Account.
4-2-2 The game ends when the team behind in score has completed its turn at bat in the seventh inning, or any inning thereafter if extra innings are necessary. If the home team scores a go-ahead run in the bottom of the seventh inning, or in any extra inning, the game is terminated at that point.
More than 700 games over four recent seasons were played when lightning was dangerously close. During a night when every Major League Baseball team is in action, odds are that lightning activity is unsafely close to at least one of its stadiums, a recent study found.
Spectators who have bought tickets for a game which becomes a rainout are issued a “rain check” (usually, the ticket stub is considered the rain check). This can usually be exchanged for a ticket for the make-up date, or for another game later that season.
It’s been a common sight at Wrigley Field and ballparks across the country this year. In the 2018 season, 53 games have been postponed because of weather, tied for the second most since Major League Baseball began keeping track in 1986.
The most frequent cause of a suspended game is when a regulation game is terminated due to weather, and the game is either tied or in the midst of an inning in which the visiting team has taken the lead.
In baseball, extra innings occur when the score remains tied at the end of the ninth inning. The rules in extra innings are different throughout the various leagues and levels of competition, but the premise remains the same: determining the winner of the game.
A game is considered a regulation game – also known as an “official game” – once the visiting team has made 15 outs (five innings) and the home team is leading, or once the home team has made 15 outs regardless of score.
A baseball game ends in the ninth inning, or extra innings if they are needed to break a tie. When the home team is leading in the ninth, the game will end after the conclusion of the top of the inning if the away team fails to tie the game. The same rule applies for extra innings.
In the case of a nine-inning game, if your team (or opponent) is winning by 10 runs after seven innings (or after the top of the sixth if you are the home team) the game ends. The Mercy Rule is in play after five innings (or after the top of the fourth if you are the home team) if your team is ahead by ten runs.
In the event of a rainout or postponement, your ticket will be good for any regular season game later in the season and may be exchanged at Four Winds Field box office for a ticket of equal or lesser value subject to availability.
Rainout Policy: If legal game is not replayed or not rescheduled with same ticket valid, the rain check must be exchanged at the Red Sox ticket office in person by the lawful holder or by mail for a ticket of the same price, if available, for any future regularly scheduled game of the current season.
In the event that a game is canceled, postponed, or rescheduled to a time outside of the original Scoring Period, DraftKings will cancel and refund all contests.
In most cases, though, a postponed NBA game will result in a canceled bet and your wager will be refunded, even if the game already started.