NEW YORK – The Cincinnati Reds will have the Great American Ballpark at 100% capacity on June 2, while the Colorado Rockies will allow Coors Field to be 70% full on June 1.
Cincinnati began the campaign with 30% capacity in its park, and increased it to 40% on April 30.
Only Texas Rangers started the season with full capacity at their stadium. In the previous regular campaign, which marked the inauguration of the property, it did not receive public due to the pandemic.
Other teams that are increasing the number of fans in their stadiums are: Atlanta Braves, starting May 7; Arizona Diamondbacks, from May 25; Washington Nationals, June 11; Philadelphia Phillies, June 12; Milwaukee Brewers, June 25, and Minnesota Twins, July 5.
In addition, the New York Yankees and New York Mets received state clearance to operate at full capacity beginning May 19, but only in sections for fans who are already vaccinated.
The Rockies reported that they received permission from the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment to increase the attendance at Coors Field from 21,363 fans, or 42.6% of the stadium’s capacity, to 35,000 spectators, or 70% of capacity, starting June 1.
Last year, the Major League Baseball reduced season was conducted without the presence of fans, who were only able to attend the National League Championship Series and the World Series games, and that in limited numbers for the games that were played at a neutral venue, Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.