The Texas Rangers plan to welcome fans to Globe Life Field at 100% capacity for Opening Day against the Toronto Blue Jays on April 5, the team announced Wednesday, per Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News.
The news comes after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott lifted all COVID-19 restrictions, including capacity limits and face mask wearing in the state. This will be the first professional sporting event to operate at full capacity during the pandemic.
Here are the health and safety protocols the Rangers will have in place at Globe Life Field:
Globe Life Field opened its doors last season but couldn’t allow fans into regular-season games due to the pandemic. It can hold up to 40,300 people.
The stadium hosted a limited number of fans for the 2020 World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays.
Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master’s Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.