Major League Baseball (MLB) has received the permission from the concerned authorities to allow fans at the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Field ballpark for games. The elite baseball league is putting 11,500 tickets on sale for each game across the National League Championship Series (NLCS) and World Series.
As per the new laws, 10,550 fans will be spread throughout the ballpark, and 950 situated in the suites. MLB received the consent from the government to host the fans with full health and safety protocols in line with state and local regulations relating to the Covid-19. A report in the US suggested that the baseball league has incurred losses amounting to $3 billion due to the absence of fans this season.
With more than 100 games of the season yet to be completed, MLB Commissioner admitted that the league would face an economically devastating situation if fans weren’t allowed back to games in 2021. Tickets for all seven games of each series will go on sale from October 6 on MLB’s and the Rangers’ official websites.
Tickets will be sold in groups of four adjacent seats with individuals permitted to purchase only one pod per NLCS and World Series game. No seats will be sold within 20 feet of where a player can be located on the field, in the dugouts, or the bullpen.
Masks will be mandatory for all fans except when actively eating or drinking at their ticketed seats. No bags will be permitted inside the venue unless they are needed for medical reasons. MLB also confirmed that hand sanitizing stations would be placed throughout the ballpark.