Major League Baseball to Allow Fans to Attend NLCS, World Series Games

Arlington, TX (OnFocus) – Major League Baseball announced Wednesday that a limited number of tickets will be available for NLCS and World Series games at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.

Commissioner Rob Manfred recently said MLB was moving forward with plans to have fans in the stands in the NLCS and the World Series. Texas is currently in Phase 3 of its reopening plan, which allows open-air stadiums to admit up to 50 percent capacity. Globe Field Field seats 40,300 and has a retractable roof. It’s unclear whether the roof will be open for postseason games.

MLB says it has “received the appropriate approvals” to host fans, who will be seated in socially distanced four-person “pods” throughout the ballpark. Approximately 11,500 tickets will be made available, with 950 fans in suites and the rest scattered throughout the stands. Here’s more on MLB’s safety protocols:

  • Tickets in the seating bowl will be sold in groups of four contiguous seats, called pods. Individuals may purchase a limit of one pod per NLCS and World Series game.
  • Seats within each pod cannot be broken apart for sale.
  • Each pod will be a minimum of six feet from each other.
  • No seats will be sold within 20 feet of where a player can be located on the field, in the dugouts or in the bullpen.
  • Masks will be mandatory for all fans except when actively eating or drinking at their ticketed seats.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the ballpark.
  • No bags will be permitted except for those that are carried for medical reasons or manufactured diaper bags that accompany infants and young children.

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David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]