Midway Marauders cancel season due to COVID-19

The Midway Marauders were founded in 2017. (Facebook/Midway Marauders)

By Neil Doyle

BLOOMINGTON – The Midway Marauders have decided to officially cancel its first season in Bloomington-Normal due to the coronavirus.

The indoor football team was supposed to play its home games at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington.

“We would like to thank our fans, sponsors, all the local businesses we had worked with preparing for the season, Grossinger Motors Arena, and the community of Bloomington-Normal for their warm welcome and hospitality,” according to a news release.

All ticket buyers will be refunded for cancellations, according to the release. Ticket buyers who purchased tickets through Ticketmaster will be contacted directly from Ticketmaster with refund information and timeline.

More information about ticket refunds can be found here.

Neil Doyle can be reached at neil.doyle@cumulus.com


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