Updated: April 13, 2021 04:36 PM
Created: April 13, 2021 04:16 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Rochester Red Wings Tuesday gave fans a clearer idea of what the 2021 season will look like.
The team says Major League Baseball confirmed its season will start on May 4, with the home opener slated for May 18, but says it’s still waiting to hear from New York State about capacity limits and other COVID-19 guidelines.
The team says it will be increasing ticket prices, anticipating a reduced capacity. Currently, outdoor venues like sports games are limited to a 20% capacity with six feet of social distancing between groups. Seating pods will have a maximum of eight people.
Tickets for the May 18-23 homestand only will go on sale on May 10. The team says it’s holding off on selling tickets for other games just in case capacity limits change.
"The hope is obviously as the summer goes on that the capacity percentage will go up and up and up, and we'll get there slowly and surely over the course of the summer but to start and be able to say that we're going to have baseball in 2021 is a huge relief to everyone in our organization and I think all of our fans and our community," General Manager Dan Mason said. "It's another positive sign for our entire community that we're starting to get back to where we want to be."
The box office hours for May 10 have not been determined as of Tuesday afternoon.
Tickets for the next homestands will go on sale as the dates approach, one homestand at a time.
Fans will need proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 14 days prior to the game when they enter, proof of a negative COVID-19 antigen test within six hours of the gates opening or proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result within 72 hours of the game beginning.
Masks are also required for all fans ages 2 and up.
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The full schedule of games can be found here.
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