Rockies Approved For 21,000 Fans On Opening Day Against Dodgers

With Spring Training games being played in front of fans at a reduced capacity, the focus has begun to shift to Opening Day of the 2021 regular season. For the Los Angeles Dodgers, that entails beginning with four games against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.

The Rockies had previously been approved to welcome 12,500 fans for Opening Day, but an update from the state now will permit 42.6% of capacity by the start of the season. The change will allow the Rockies to host 21,363 fans on Opening Day and beyond.

“We couldn’t be happier to be inviting Rockies fans back into Coors Field,” Rockies COO Greg Feasel said in a statement.

“It took a lot of hard work from a lot of people, and we thank the State of Colorado, the City and County of Denver, and their health officials, along with MLB for partnering with us to ensure that our thorough and detailed plan complies with all health and safety measures.”

The Rockies will begin selling tickets to April home games on March 11, with Plan Holders receiving first opportunity to secure tickets for the first homestand. If inventory allows, ticket on-sale dates for the general public will be determined and announced at a later date.

The Colorado Rockies have been working closely with the State of Colorado and Major League Baseball to develop a plan to accommodate additional fans at Coors Field. The team has implemented all Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), Denver Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE) and MLB policies and guidelines to create a safe experience for fans, players and staff.

More Dodgers fans may be allowed by Opening Day

The State of California recently approved similar guidelines for the Dodgers, which at present time are only cleared to have 100 fans in attendance at Dodger Stadium for their home opener on April 9.

However, if L.A. County continues to trend in its current direction, it will move into the red tier and thus allow the Dodgers to have 11,200 fans in attendance (20% of Dodger Stadium capacity). The red tier additionally will permit the team to sell concessions at home games.

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