A year ago, stadiums and businesses closed down as the coronavirus pandemic raged throughout the country. Now, they are finally slowly starting to reopen, and Dodger Stadium will be bringing fans back. So, what does this mean? What restrictions will we temporarily see? Are fans ready to be back at the stadium?
The State of California has decided to reopen outdoor stadiums, but only at a limited amount. This means that for the time being, Dodger Stadium will only be able to be at 33% capacity, which is approximately 18,000 tickets on opening day. However, social distancing requirements have that number closer to 15,000.
There will be restrictions that fans are going to have to abide by. All guests will have to wear masks, continue to socially distance, and are asked to stay in their seats the majority of the time. Still, the question is, are fans feeling safe enough to return to the ballpark?
In a recent poll question posted on Dodgers Nation’s Twitter, the majority of voters are absolutely ready.
With fans returning to the stands next week we gotta ask, do you feel safe returning to Dodger Stadium?
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) April 1, 2021
Additionally, in an older poll on Twitter, fans were still willing but more vocal about why or why not.
I don’t see it as: “do I feel safe?”
I see it more as: “could me going to a game put others at risk?”
It’s like drunk driving. You might feel ok to drive but does driving drunk put others at risk? Answer is yes.
— ?dgar (@_erod) March 3, 2021
It depends on how many people they allow and the precautions taken by the Dodgers.
— Debbie Gonzales (@debbiegonz55) March 3, 2021
After I get my second vaccine, then if I could afford it, I'd be there in a heartbeat.
— Robbin Mote (@MamaMote) March 3, 2021
The baseball community has waited long enough and feels ready to support their team. Dodger fans, look forward to getting back into those seats and watching an incredible season!
Only if you’re able to get a ticket that is.