A limited number of fans will be allowed in the stands at Globe Life Field for the National League Championship Series and the World Series.
Approximately 11,500 tickets will be available for each game.
This will mark the first time fans are able to attend a game at the brand new ballpark in Arlington and the first time fans can attend any Major League Baseball game this season.
Game one of the NLCS is set for Monday, October 12.
The 116th World Series, which begins on Tuesday, October 20th, will mark the first neutral-site World Series in modern baseball history.
Patrick McGlone is general manager of The Tipsy Oak in Arlington. He says the news has sparked some hope among local business owners.
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"We look at it as nothing but a positive. It’s going to be great for us. It’s going to be great for a of other local businesses who have been really just trying to get by day-to-day making some tough decisions," said McGlone. "So we’re looking forward to having it and seeing what comes out of it."
He said, prior to COVID-19, foot ball and baseball games almost a guaranteed a boost in business. And while this year's series will be limited in ticket sales, it's still an announcement he welcomes.
"There was a lot of foot traffic and a lot of new customers coming by," he said. "That money goes a long way for the local community. All of our suppliers and vendors and partners, keeping people employed. It really is a positive.”
Because of COVID-19 there are some restrictions, listed below.
- Tickets in the seating bowl will be sold in groups of four contiguous seats, called pods. Individuals may purchase a limit of one pod per NLCS and World Series game.
- Seats within each pod cannot be broken apart for sale.
- Each pod will be a minimum of six feet from each other.
- No seats will be sold within 20 feet of where a player can be located on the field, in the dugouts or in the bullpen.
- Masks will be mandatory for all fans except when actively eating or drinking at their ticketed seats.
- Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the ballpark.
- No bags will be permitted except for those that are carried for medical reasons or manufactured diaper bags that accompany infants and young children.