On May 4, the Iowa Cubs held their season opener in Principal Park, ending a 604-day hiatus due to COVID-19 pandemic.

While the game ended in a 3-0 loss to the Indianapolis Indians, the Triple-A affiliate of the MLB’s Chicago Cubs still had to feel like winners because minor league baseball was officially back in Iowa, and other areas across the country after a lengthy period of time where teams were forced to shut down their operations, and furlough or fire their full-time employees.