Tickets for 2021 Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training games at Camelback Ranch were made available to the general public for purchase over the weekend and sold out in less than two hours.
The Dodgers previously announced a maximum capacity of 2,400 socially-distanced fans would be permitted per game. In addition to capping attendance at 18% of full capacity, Camelback Ranch is committed to adhering to local, state and MLB health and safety protocols this spring.
All tickets were sold on a single-game basis in pods of two, four and six. Seats were reserved, including lawn tickets, and each pod is a minimum of six feet from each other. With that, the backfields are closed to fans during workouts and tailgating is not permitted.
The Dodgers are playing 14 of their 26 Cactus League games at Camelback Ranch, with 13 of those coming as the designated home team. Their spring home opener comes Monday, March 1, against the Colorado Rockies.
The Chicago Cubs (March 4), San Diego Padres (March 6) and Arizona Diamondbacks (March 10) are among the teams due to visit Camelback Ranch.
Dodgers excited to welcome fans
After playing the entire 2020 regular season and initial rounds of the playoffs without fans in the stands, the Dodgers enjoyed some normalcy during the National League Championship Series and World Series.
Several players spoke about the jolt of energy they felt from the limited number of fans in attendance, and they are looking forward to that environment in Spring Training.
“It’s going to be exciting,” Justin Turner said. “As excited as I am, I’m sure the fans are a million times more excited to be able to get back out and watch the game that they love. As things progress hopefully we can get more and more fans in.”
During 2019 Spring Training, the Dodgers finished with 154,884 in total attendance for 15 home games (10,326 average). That was good for their second-highest average and third-highest total since moving Spring Training operations to Camelback Ranch in 2009.
The Dodgers drew over 100,000 fans to Spring Training in each of their first 11 years in Arizona, with the streak only snapped last spring because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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