Warbirds opening games postponed, equipment delivery delayed by Coronavirus
The new West Texas Warbirds football franchise has postponed its first two games, including the home opener scheduled for this Saturday.
In a press conference Monday, the team revealed that shipping delays related to the global crisis surrounding the Coronavirus have caused football equipment deliveries to run late.
Specifically, the team said it has not yet received its uniforms, among other vital items.
The Champions Indoor Football League and the Warbirds said the postponements were made to give fans the product they were promised.
"We are not folding," Warbirds owner and general manager Leif Kertis said. "We’re not going anywhere. We will be playing. March 29 will be our first game, in Amarillo. Then we’ll come back here April 4 for our home opener against the Omaha Beef."
In addition to the home opener, the Warbirds March 21 game at Oklahoma has been pushed back to June 16.