8,800 lucky fans will get to cheer for the Phillies live during Opening Day on April 1.
Here’s a bit of good news for all baseball lovers out there! The Philadelphia Phillies announced on Tuesday, March 2, they would be welcoming fans back to Citizens Bank Park for Opening Day on April 1.
Now that the city has relaxed its COVID-19 restrictions to allow outdoor gatherings at 20% capacity, the baseball team is getting ready to welcome fans back into the games. The stadium, which has a total capacity of 42,972, will be opening up 8,800 seats for the first 19 games of the season, including Opening Day against the Atlanta Braves, as well as series against the New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants and Milwaukee Brewers.
To ensure the safety of all fans, the Phillies will be implementing new health and safety guidelines for all home games which include, but are not limited to, capacity limits for outdoor events capped at 20%, socially distant seating, mandatory use of masks for all fans 2 years and older, and increased cleaning and disinfecting of all ballpark areas accessed by fans.
“We have been diligently working with our city and state officials to finalize health and safety protocols at Citizens Bank Park. With these important measures now in place, we are excited to safely welcome a limited number of our fans back to the ballpark experience,” said n?t=phillies-press-releases&partnerId=sf139671430&sf139671430=1″]Phillies Executive Vice President David Buck. “The unmatched energy our fans bring to the game has undoubtedly been missed, and we can’t wait to hear their cheers once again come Opening Day.”
Tickets for the first 19 regular-season home games will be initally available only for season ticket holders. The general public will be able to book their tickets online starting Friday, March 12. Tickets for the remaining 62 regular-season home games will become available early in April according to Phillies officials. The number of tickets sold may increase or decrease depending on how health conditions evolve.
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