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Mud Hens postpone July 2 fireworks

Team says supply shortages remain an issue; fans will be permitted to watch city's display from the stands.

TOLEDO, Ohio — The Toledo Mud Hens are postponing their fireworks display originally planned for July 2.

The team said supply shortages remain a problem and the show would not "meet Mud Hens standards." The Hens are planning for a later date.

Executive Vice President & General Manager Erik Ibsen issued the following statement: "The Mud Hens are known for their incredible fireworks shows. Our fans have come to expect it over the past 20 years and our vendor works hard to create an outstanding production for them. As we got closer to our first fireworks show in nearly two years, we were not confident that it would meet our high expectations to entertain Mud Hens fans. We still look forward to a great night of Mud Hens baseball and the Downtown Toledo fireworks and a fun-filled holiday weekend at the ballpark! And we look forward to bringing fireworks back to Fifth Third Field in the near future.”

Fans on July 2 will be permitted to remain in the stands following the game to watch the City of Toledo's fireworks.