A Positive COVID-19 Test Closes The I-CUBS' Principal Park

Jun 25, 2020

Principal Park in Des Moines is home to the I-CUBS, the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. A handful of Iowa high school games are also played there including the State Baseball Tournament.
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The Iowa Cubs have suspended operations at Principal Park in Des Moines and have canceled two high school baseball games scheduled for Thursday night. That’s after a team employee tested positive for COVID-19.

I-CUBS Assistant General Manager Randy Wehofer said everything will remain closed until all staff members can be tested.

“Depending on the results of those tests, we will figure out how long we need to remain closed for hosting public events,” Wehofer said.  

Four teams, Pella Christian, Ames, Grinnell and Knoxville all played at the park Wednesday night.   The teams were notified of the positive test right after the I-CUBS learned about it Thursday morning.

Principal Park is home to the I-CUBS, the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. The stadium hosts a handful of high school baseball games each year including the state tournament at the end of July.