Outdoor spectator sports such as Major League Baseball will be allowed to resume with fans at 20% capacity for California counties in the red tier, it was announced Friday.
Under the state’s color-coded tier system, teams that play in counties in the purple tier can admit no more than 100 fans, cannot sell concessions, and cannot admit fans that live outside the region. Los Angeles County is in the purple tier, indicating the virus is widespread.
Teams in the counties in the red tier can play to 20% of capacity and can sell concessions. The Giants are the only one of the state’s five MLB teams that fall under that guideline. This is what Gavin Newsom stated earlier this week:
"We're working on the final details, but we've been working very closely with Major League Baseball," said Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday, who explained that stadiums will only open to fans if COVID-19 cases keep dropping. "Then I have all the confidence in the world fans will be back safely."
This will take place on April 1st.
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