Giants & A’s Ballparks Can Now Open April 1st
California state officials have just announced changes to their blueprint for opening up California and moves up the timeline for reopening.
Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the news that California has updated and loosened its restrictions on outdoor activities. Outdoor stadiums and live performances with in-person attendees, can now take place beginning April 1 (including counties in the Purple tier).
Previously live audiences at outdoor sporting events would not have been allowed until the Orange tier
San Francisco is currently in the Red tier and on track for being in Orange within a few weeks. Alameda County is still in the Purple tier.
- San Francisco Giants home opener for the 2021 at Oracle Park is April 9th vs the Colorado Rockies.
- Oakland Athletics Opening Day at the Coliseum is April 1st vs. the Houston Astros. – Tickets on sale March 23
So that means the the Giants once they enter the Orange tier (which is expected before opening day) could allow up to 13,832 fans at the ballpark (33% capacity). The Oakland A’s if they move into red tier by opening day and remove their massive tarps could allow up to 11,189 fans (20% capacity) even if they are only in the red tier.
Please note the above capacity numbers are estimates based on publicly available capacity amounts and based on if Oakland were to remove their tarps to increase overall capacity.
2021 Season Update ⬇️
— SFGiants (@SFGiants) March 5, 2021
Updates to the California Blueprint for Reopening
(as of 3/5/21) – Courtesy of KRON4
- Outdoor sports and live performances (with fans/attendees) can begin April 1.
- In the Purple tier, capacity will be limited to 100 people or fewer and attendance will be limited to regional visitors. Advanced reservations will be requited, and no concession or concourse sales will be allowed.
- In the Red tier, capacity will be limited to 20%. Concession sales will be primarily in-seat.
- In the Orange tier, capacity will be limited to 33%. In the Yellow tier, capacity will increase to 67%.
- Attendance will be limited to in-state visitors in the Red, Orange and Yellow tiers.
- Amusement parks can reopen in the Red tier beginning April 1.
- In the Red tier, capacity will be limited to 15%.
- In the Orange tier, capacity will be limited to 25%.
- In the Yellow tier, capacity will be limited to 35%
- Attendance will be limited to in-state visitors.
For full details, go to KRON4.
— KRON4 News (@kron4news) March 5, 2021
#JUSTIN Baseball is back! CA Health & Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly says fans can return April 1st at 20% capacity IF the county is in the Red Tier. @SFGiants and SF are in red. @Athletics & Alameda Co. expected in the red soon. https://t.co/HQv1h48Evm@nbcbayarea pic.twitter.com/qwQaoxYKe7
— Janelle Wang (@janellewang) March 5, 2021