2021 NPF Season
LeagueNational Pro Fastpitch
Sportsoftball
Number of teams5
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The 2021 National Pro Fastpitch season was to be the 17th season of professional softball under the name National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) for the only professional women's softball league in the United States.

It was supposed to be the return of the league following the cancellation of the 2020 National Pro Fastpitch season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] However, due to the continuation of the pandemic, combined with the unavailability of home venues for the league’s member teams, continued COVID-19 protocols and quarantine requirements imposed on international teams who also field teams in the league, as well as the 2020 Summer Olympics, which would already shorten the season further, the decision was made to cancel the 2021 season as well.[2][3][4]

Planned teams

Team City Stadium
Aussie Peppers North Mankato, Minnesota Caswell Park Softball Complex
California Commotion Not announced
Canadian Wild Marion, Illinois Rent One Park
Chicago Bandits Rosemont, Illinois (Chicago area) Rosemont Stadium
Cleveland Comets Traveling team

References

  1. ^ "National Pro Fastpitch Cancels 2020 Season due to COVID-19". National Pro Fastpitch. May 15, 2020.
  2. ^ MacLeod, Justin (December 3, 2020). "National Pro Fastpitch cancels 2021 season". Justin's World. Archived from the original on December 3, 2020. Retrieved December 7, 2020.
  3. ^ "National Pro Fastpitch to sit out 2021 season". Ballpark Digest. December 3, 2020.
  4. ^ Hefferman, Todd (December 3, 2020). "National Pro Fastpitch suspends 2021 season". The Southern Illinoisan.