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How the Dodgers plan to allocate tickets at 20% capacity

Tickets for the first 29 home games of 2021 will be available soon

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The Dodgers haven’t yet finalized their seating plans for the opening of the 2021 season, but plans are afoot to sell tickets at 20-percent capacity at Dodger Stadium through the first four homestands.

Season ticket holders were emailed by the Dodgers on Thursday, the first step in allocating tickets for the first 29 home games of the regular season, through June 2. With Los Angeles County in the red tier in the state of California’s reopening plan, the Dodgers are allowed to sell 20 percent of Dodger Stadium’s seats, roughly 11,000 per game.

That’s fewer than the total number of Dodgers season ticket holders, so it means a large number of people will have to relocate their seats, based on availability for the first 29 games of the season. A Dodgers spokesperson said Thursday the team remains hopeful LA County will improve its standing by June, such that the stadium can be allowed to hold more people.

But that doesn’t mean that only season ticket holders will be able to see games in person in the first few months of the season. Season ticket holders will get some preferential treatment, but the Dodgers have held back some opening day tickets (subject to a lottery) and single-game tickets for individual sale, the details of which will be announced soon.

For now, instead of having tickets for the first 29 games, season ticket holders have the option to purchase 14-game plans, plus separate presale opportunities for the April 9 home opener and other single games outside of their seating area, subject to availability. Premium season ticket holders have the option to purchase seven-game Premium seats or a 14-game package in non-premium seats.

The tickets will be sold in socially-distanced pods, in groups varying from two to six seats. Tickets for a particular pod must be purchase together, and cannot be resold in portions, per safety protocols. All parking must be purchased in advance.

A Dodgers spokesperson said the team expects to release health and safety protocols soon.

For now, the plans for home games June 11 and after — which covers the final 52 regular season games at Dodger Stadium — for season ticket holders remain unchanged, and will depend on the allowable seating capacity at that time.

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