Yankees stadium turns orange: MLB and other sports forced to cancel games after Canadian wildfires
The scenes from Yankees stadium look like something from a movie after the Canadian wildfires left smoke and pollution throughout the state of New York.
The state of New York was ranked number one for worst air quality in the world this afternoon with an Air Quality Index of above 350. This is due to the smoke coming in from the wildfires in Canada, which have turned the state orange. Because the air quality has reached hazardous levels, MLB and other sports have been forced to cancel games and practices in New York and Philadelphia. You can track the smoke from the wildfires in real time.
MLB and other sports forced to cancel games amidst haze from Canadian wildfires
Yankees stadium is covered in an orange haze that makes it difficult to see anything at all and the Philadelphia Phillies’ stadium is so hazy that the skyline is no longer visible from the ballpark.
The New York Yankees game against the Chicago White Sox has been rescheduled for Thursday at 4:05 p.m. ET and the Philadelphia Phillies game against the Detroit Tigers has been postponed to Thursday at 6:05 p.m. ET. In addition to those games, the WNBA canceled its game between the Minnesota Lynx and New York Liberty, though they have not yet announced a new date. The NWSL have postponed Orlando’s match at Gotham in Harrison, New Jersey, from Wednesday night to August 9. The New York Giants and Jets both canceled offseason workouts on Wednesday and will likely practice indoors on Thursday.