Texas Rangers Will Allow 100% Capacity in Globe Life Field
The Texas Rangers announced the allowance of 100% capacity in their baseball stadium on March 10.
Their home opener of the 2021 season is scheduled for April 5 against the Toronto Blue Jays, and will be a full ballpark if tickets sell out.
Globe Life Stadium holds up to 40,518 fans.
The Rangers will require fans to wear masks, unless they are eating or drinking, along with following other safety measures. The club stressed the need for “voluntary compliance” from fans, in order to keep everybody safe and healthy.
Following baseball rules, club officials say there will be a “three-strike” policy on mask warnings before taking action.
Tailgating at the stadium will be prohibited, but later on in the season the Rangers plan to designate certain sections of the ballpark as “distanced seating” sections, giving more space between occupied seats.
The distanced seating will not be offered at the home opener April 5, but will be at the following games.
“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,” Neil Leibman, the Rangers’ president of business operations and chief operating officer, said in a statement.
“We’re fully confident that we can do this is in a responsible and safe way. There is so much pent-up demand for people wanting to go to events in a safe environment,” Leibman said.