The following is the Australian Baseball League’s official policy on rainouts and other weather-affected games:
- If a game is cancelled due to weather before the game begins, the information will be posted prominently on the ABL and home team’s websites, as well as the home team’s social media accounts, as soon as possible.
- In the case of a cancelled game, patrons with pre-purchased tickets should hold their tickets for use as a rain check voucher for when the game is rescheduled.
- Information about the rescheduled game will be found on the home team’s website as soon as possible.
- If a game starts but is called early due to weather, and the game has not become regulation (5 innings completed or 4 ½ with the home team in the lead – as per OBR 4.10c), it is a “no game” and tickets become a rain check that can be used at another game. No refunds will be given.
- If a game starts but is called early due to weather – and the game has progressed to or beyond the point of play described in 4.10c – rain checks will not be honoured and no refunds will be given (regardless of whether the game is complete or suspended).
- Rain checks may be redeemed at a game or games nominated by the Sydney Blue Sox. The information will be posted prominently on the home team’s website as soon as possible.
- The ABL will endeavour to have resumed or rescheduled games played during the current series in progress, but without amending the previously scheduled games (i.e., rescheduled game may be slotted in before the next day’s scheduled game).
- Rain checks may also be accepted at other games – but this will be solely at the discretion of the Sydney Blue Sox management.
- Doubleheaders are a single-ticket event, so if one game is regulation (per OBR 4.10c), then no rain checks or refunds will be given if the second game is not played or is called before becoming regulation.