Field Closures are determined by an agreement between the MLL Board of Directors, the City of Louisville Parks & Recreation Dept, and the Town of Superior Parks & Recreation Dept.
MLL will notify folks that the fields are closed at their earliest possible opportunity
MLL closes those fields on the website, which automatically generates a “Schedule Change” email to all teams who are scheduled to use those fields.
If a field is closed, no play or practice can take place on those fields.
Typically, the City or Town will not close a field after they have prepared it for play.
This will come into play when you are getting ready to go out to a game or practice, and a storm comes through.
At this point, it is up to the coaches on whether or not to play the game
It is recommended that unless you hear directly from your coach that there is no game, or there is a safety concern, you should go to your scheduled game location. That way, we can avoid forfeit situations should the storm clear quickly.
MLL observes a 30/30 Rule as it pertains to lightning and any other storm that could cause a delay. The 30/30 Rule is as follows:
If lightning is seen, and thunder is heard within 30 seconds of the lightning, the fields will be cleared and the game will be delayed.
If the storm clears within 30 minutes of the delay call, play will resume so long as the field conditions are safe
If it is still storming after a 30 minute delay, the game will be called.
When a lightning delay is called, all players must clear the field and take shelter in a nearby storm shelter or car. Players may NOT stay in the dugouts.