The Texas Rangers said Wednesday they will open the 2021 season with Globe Life Field at full capacity.
The ballpark in Arlington, Texas, which opened its doors last year and hosted the 2020 World Series, holds about 40,500 spectators.
“The Rangers are encouraged that the Governor’s Office has given clearance for us to fully open Globe Life Field at the start of the 2021 Major League Baseball season,” Rangers president of business operations and chief operating officer Neil Leibman said in a news release.
“We will require all those who enter Globe Life Field to wear a mask or face covering, and are working with Major League Baseball on some additional protocols required for player health and safety. We will continue to monitor developments and implement the necessary public health measures. We are excited that Rangers fans will finally be able to experience all that Globe Life Field has to offer.”
The Rangers’ home opener is scheduled for April 5 against the Toronto Blue Jays.
With the exception of Opening Day, Globe Life Field will offer a “Distanced Seating” section for fans who prefer to have more space between occupied seats.
Masks will be required for all fans except when actively eating or drinking. Hand-sanitation stations will be located throughout the stadium. All transactions will be cashless, and social distancing will be enforced in concession lines and at retail shops. No bags will be permitted except for those carried for medical reasons as well as diaper bags for families with infants and young children.
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