Though there’s no decision yet, the Dodgers are hoping they’ll be able to have fans in the stands on April 9 when they host the Nationals for their first home game of the season.
According to the LA Times, the Dodgers are working with the governor’s office and local public health officials on proposals that call for Dodger Stadium to operate at limited capacity at the start of the season.
In a video sent to season-ticket holders, team president Stan Kasten said that he’s hoping Dodger Stadium will be hosting fans in a little over a month. You can watch the full video here.
According to the article, the proposal could require the state to modify its current guidance. As of right now, a county is only allowed to sell 20 percent capacity if they are in the orange tier, and 25 percent if they are in the yellow tier. As of now, LA County is in the purple tier.
At 20 percent capacity, Dodger Stadium could host 11,200 fans. At 25 percent capacity they’d be able to host 14,000 fans.
If they were to allow fans, you’d assume they’d be sold in pods, like what they’re doing at Camelback Ranch. For Spring Training games, they’re selling tickets in pods of two, four and six.
Kasten added in the video that he’s hopeful for a full stadium by the end of the season. Boy, wouldn’t that be amazing? We’re still seven weeks away from the Dodgers’ home opener, so a lot can happen between now and then.