For Immediate Release | 6.16.20

The Cascade Collegiate League announced the 2020 regular season will now be played at
Olympic Stadium in Hoquiam, WA.

Following the league's return from Caldwell, ID for its Opening Weekend on June 21st, all six CCL affiliates will resume regular season play at the historic all-wood stadium from June 26th through August 9th, (with playoffs concluding the weekend of August 14-16).

June 26 - 28
July 3 - 5
July 10 - 12
July 17 - 19
July 24 - 26
July 31 - August 2
August 7 - 9
August 14 - 16 (Playoffs)

Friday, upon recommendation from Grays Harbor Public Health Officer, Dr. John Bausher, and approval by both Grays Harbor County Board of Health and Grays Harbor County Board of Commissioners, Karolyn Holden, Director of Grays Harbor County Public Health submitted an application to the Washington State Department of Health for Grays Harbor County to move to phase 3 of Governor Jay Inslee’s Safe Start approach to reopening Washington.

Contingent on approval from Washington State Secretary of Health Dr. John Weisman, Grays Harbor Public Health expects to receive a decision from the Washington State Secretary of Health sometime next week. The CCL will be able to safely operate without fans during Governor Inslee's third phase of re-opening. Fans will be welcome to attend games in-person once Grays Harbor County reaches its fourth phase of re-opening.


SOURCE: http://www.graysharbortalk.com/2020/06/15/grays-harbor-county-has-applied-for-phase-3-variance/

The decision to completely centralize the Cascade Collegiate League came after considerable deliberation and valuable feedback from players, staff, and college coaches from across the PNW.


"We are beyond thrilled to reinvigorate collegiate summer baseball in the city of Hoquiam. Olympic Stadium is a historic venue in the Pacific Northwest, accessible in just under 2 hours from Seattle and 2 1/2 from Portland. We'd like to thank Brian Shay and Tracy Wood from the City of Hoquiam, as well as Mayor Ben Winkelman and Grays Harbor CC Head Baseball Coach Mike Bruner for welcoming us with open arms." - CCL Commissioner, Ben Krueger

Working with federal, state and county leadership, the CCL announced Return to Play physical distancing guidelines and safety protocol on June 1st.

Olympic Stadium | Hoquiam, WA
 

Olympic Stadium was built and opened in 1938. The physical structure of Olympic Stadium is an old growth fir heavy-timber frame with cedar shingle siding. Built in a truncated U-shape with angled corners, the open portion of the 21/2 story grandstand faces east. 

The all wooden park is one of the most unique in the country, with the shingled exterior, the completely covered 'L' shaped grandstand extending all the way down the line in right and extending into the outfield. The seats are wooden grandstands, which overlook the field.

Current home of Grays Harbor CC Baseball, Olympic Stadium has hosted a vast range of events over the years. Beginning in the 1940s and continuing through the 1990s, the stadium has been home to numerous professional baseball teams and leagues. The eight team Industrial League kicked things off in the 1940s and the Harborites playing through the 1950s and ’60s. The Grays Harbor Ports, Loggers, and Mets played during the 1970s as part of the Northwest League. In 1995 the stadium welcomed the Grays Harbor Gulls, who played in the Western Baseball League.

Ranked the #9 Coolest High School baseball venue in America by MaxPreps in 2013, the Stadium was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.

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