The Los Angeles Dodgers went a disappointing 2-8 on their longest road trip of the season and now begin a homestand Tuesday with series against the Seattle Mariners, Miami Marlins and Arizona Diamondbacks.
After a successful pilot run last month, Dodgers tickets in fully-vaccinated sections is being expanded to include the right field side of the reserve level. Tickets in fully-vaccinated sections on the loge level are an option as well.
In addition to increasing the number of fully-vaccinated sections, the Dodgers are selling such tickets at a 20% discount off those from similarly positioned areas. Tickets for the fully-vaccinated only sections start at $34 and are available for purchase at Dodgers.com/VaccinationZone.
In order to sit in the designated sections, fans must be at least two weeks removed from receiving their final vaccine dose. Children between the ages of 2 and 15 can provide proof of having tested negative for coronavirus (COVID-19) within 72 hours (PCR test) or 24 hours (antigen test) of admission. Children under the age of 2 do not need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
Social distancing is not required in fully-vaccinated sections and parties may be seated next to fans they do not know. Face coverings must still be worn, except while actively eating and/or drinking in the area. That is in line with the slate of Dodger Stadium health and safety protocols the Dodgers previously announced.
Kasten: Dodgers have ‘geometry’ hurdle
While L.A. County had been in the orange tier — allowing for 33% capacity of Dodger Stadium — the team was effectively capped to selling tickets for up to 27% because of the required six-foot social distancing guideline.
“That’s a geometry problem,” Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten recently noted. “So the only way to get our numbers up are to have sections where there’s no distancing. Like these fully-vaccinated sections. So the more we can do of this, the better.
“It will allow us to reach the numbers that L.A. County has allowed us to have but won’t change the distancing. It’s not just them. It’s the county, the state, CDC.”
The same hurdle remains in place even with L.A. County now in the yellow tier. The Dodgers nevertheless have averaged more than 15,000 in attendance and sold out every home game so far this season.
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