Sporting events canceled across the globe
ST. LOUIS — On Thursday, St. Louis city leaders announced a public health emergency and are prohibiting events with more than 1,000 people in attendance, excluding schools and religious gatherings.
Most major events, like parades and professional sporting events, have been postponed or canceled, but other performances were hanging in the balance.
In the time since it was announced, venues — including the Fabulous Fox Theatre, Chaifetz Arena and St. Louis Symphony Orchestra — have been sending notices that certain performances and shows would not go on as scheduled.
The Fabulous Fox
The Fox has postponed all performances and tours through March 31.
“The Bachelor Live on Stage”, scheduled for Friday, March 13, and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, scheduled for March 17-29, will both be postponed. They are working to figure out new dates.
The Chaifetz Arena said all scheduled events and performances will be postponed through April 30. Those events include:
March 20: Festival of Laughs
March 21: Sturgill Simpson concert
March 22: Varsity Cheerleading
March 28: Blues Fest
April 1: Second Chance Job Fair
April 5: Madi Gras Cheerleading
April 8: All Elite Wrestling
April 11: NF concert
April 12: The Gathering Easter Service
April 17: Legends of Hip Hop
April 24: Millennium Tour
“The representatives of all of these events understand our need to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus,” said Chaifetz Arena General Manager Jeremy Huelsing. “We will email guests directly regarding the status of each event as details are confirmed, and the most up-to-date status will be available on our social media accounts and website. We appreciate the public’s understanding.”
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra has canceled two shows, “The Damnation of Faust” on Friday and Saturday, March 13 and 14, and the Youth Orchestra concert on Sunday, March 15.
The following options are available for those who have purchased tickets to the March 13 and 14 concerts:
Exchange your tickets for any concert later in the 2019/2020 season; all exchange fees will be waived.
Donate the value of your tickets to the SLSO and receive a tax deduction for the total ticket value.
Exchange your tickets for an SLSO gift certificate, which can be used at any time.
Receive a refund for the value of the tickets.
Ticket holders for the Youth Orchestra concert can request an exchange for the May 31 Youth Orchestra concert.