Get ready for fans at Wrigley: City of Chicago opening stadiums for baseball season
Wrigley Field will once again house fans in 2021.
All is right in the world.
With COVID-19 rates continuing to decline, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the news Monday morning with a press release and a video on Twitter.
Both Wrigley Field and Guaranteed Rate Field will have fans in the seats beginning on Opening Day.
Folks, we've significantly slowed the spread of COVID, getting our positivity rate down to 2.8%. And now, we can begin to safely welcome fans back to our baseball stands on opening day. Although we’re reopening, masking is still of utmost importance. 😷⚾ pic.twitter.com/pkGnMDkSUc— Archived: Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot (@mayorlightfoot) March 8, 2021
Marquee Sports Network analyst Sean Marshall makes an appearance in the video, breaking down Mayor Lightfoot’s velocity.
The Cubs kick off the 2021 regular season April 1 with a home game against the Pirates. Wrigley Field will be filled to 20% capacity but that number can increase as the Cubs work with the City and State on further approvals.
“To welcome Cubs fans home to Wrigley Field and bring back one of the joys of spring after a challenging year is incredibly rewarding,” said Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney in a statement. “We’d like to thank Governor Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot for their tremendous leadership in carefully navigating this important milestone and partnering with us on our plan to safely return fans to the ballpark.
“As the City continues on the path to safely reopen, we’re excited to finally say, ‘Welcome home, Cubs fans!'”
For complete details, head to Cubs.com.