The Texas Rangers announced on Wednesday their intent to open Globe Life Field to 100% capacity on opening day.
Neil Leibman, Rangers president of business operations and chief operating officer, said in a statement: “The Rangers are encouraged that the Governor’s Office has given clearance for us to fully open Globe Life Field at the start of the 2021 Major League Baseball season. We will require all those who enter Globe Life Field to wear a mask or face covering, and are working with Major League Baseball on some additional protocols required for player health and safety. … We are excited that Rangers fans will finally be able to experience all that Globe Life Field has to offer.” The franchise also announced safety precautions, such as hand sanitizing stations and “distanced seating” sections that allow for more space between fans. The announcement follows Gov. Greg Abbott’s declaration on March 2 that he was fully reopening Texas.
The Rangers will face the Toronto Blue Jays in their home opener on April 5.
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