Considering the uncertainty of the past 2½ months, several Acadiana-area sports complex officials were ecstatic with the first weekend of activity since the coronavirus shutdown.
“To be honest, it went better than we thought,” Tim Robichaux, director of the Youngsville Sports Complex, said of Memorial Day weekend. “We were a little fearful going into it.”
No, the scene at Robichaux’s complex wasn’t 100% routine. It included unique guidelines like barricaded entrances to provide one way in and one way out; the bleachers were blocked off, forcing parents to sit in tents behind the outfield fences; and players didn’t even have access to the dugouts.
Robichaux said his facility had 47 girls teams and easily could have hosted a larger tournament, but “for now, we wanted to make sure we could handle and keep it safe for everybody.”
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