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Status of all 30 MLB stadiums for attendance at home games in 2021

MLB teams are announcing plans for whether or not they’ll have fans in attendance during the 2021 season. We break down the latest news for all 30 teams.

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Cardinals fans cheer behind the Atlanta Braves dugout after the score is tied in the eighth inning during Game 4 of the NLDS between the Atlanta Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Monday, October 7, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Spring training for the 2021 MLB season has officially begun, and Opening Day is set for Thursday, April 1st. After playing the 2020 season without fans in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the league is looking to welcome fans back into the stands. MLB is not enforcing a league-wide blanket policy, but instead depends in part on the COVID protocols of the local community.

As MLB prepares to play a full 162-game slate, they’ve sent out a memo detailing some league-wide restrictions, though they are allowing stadiums to enforce stricter policies. MLB will not be requiring that fans have the COVID-19 test or proof that they’ve been vaccinated against the virus in order to enter the stadium.

Different policies for different stadiums does raise a question of competitive integrity this season. Home field advantage does not quite operate the same as it does for the NFL, but it is still relevant. Pitching matchups are a bigger factor, but for DraftKings Sportsbook oddsmaker Johnny Avello, HFA can range anywhere from 5 cents to 20 cents depending on the site and circumstances. Avello expects fans at some point, but not everywhere to start the season. For the commencement of the regular season, he would put the range of HFA at zero to 10 cents, dependent on the factors above.

Below is a rundown on what each team has elected to do for fans in the stands. Some have finalized Opening Day decisions, while others are still working with their local governments to come up with a resolution. Check back as we continue to update this leading up to Opening Day.

AL East

Baltimore Orioles: TBA
Boston Red Sox: Will allow approximately 4,500 fans at Fenway at 12% capacity. — Report
New York Yankees: Will allow 20 percent capacity at Yankee Stadium. Entrants must show a negative PCR test for COVID-19 administered within 72 hours of the game, or provide proof of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Masks are required, as are temperature checks and social distancing practices. Exceptions will not be made for those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine. — ReportConfirmed
Tampa Bay Rays: Planning to allow approximately 7,000 fans per game. — Report
Toronto Blue Jays: Fan attendance TBD, but will be playing home games in Florida to start 2021 season. — Report

AL Central

Chicago White Sox: Presented a plan for 30% capacity. They are waiting to hear back but the Chicago mayor said the White Sox and Cubs “have come up with very good plans.” — Report
Cleveland Indians: Will host home games in April at 30% capacity, to host approximately 10,500 fans. — Report
Detroit Tigers: TBA
Kansas City Royals: Will allow approximately 10,000 fans at 30% capacity at Kauffman Stadium. — Report
Minnesota Twins: Submitted plan for 25% capacity (10,000 fans) and awaiting word from governor. — Report

AL West

Houston Astros: Will host fans, but capacity undetermined. Face masks required, and fans will complete health screening upon admission. — Report
Los Angeles Angels: Governor Gavin Newsom expects fans at reduced capacity at all MLB parks in California, capacity still unknown. — Report
Oakland Athletics: The A’s received permission to have fans at Opening Day Capacity will depend on what tier color Alameda County is in at the time. It could allow for 20%, 33%, or 67% capacity, depending on the tier. — Report
Seattle Mariners: TBA
Texas Rangers: Approved to have 100% capacity, which is 40,300 fans — Report

NL East

Atlanta Braves: TBA
Miami Marlins: Will allow fans, expected at 20-25% capacity. Reports vary. — Report
New York Mets: Will allow 4,500 fans at Citi Field. Entrants must show negative PCR test for COVID-19 administered within 72 hours of the game. Masks are required, as are temperature checks and social distancing practices. Exceptions will not be made for those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine. — Report
Philadelphia Phillies: Allowing fans at 20% capacity for a total of approximately 8,800 fans at Citizens Bank Park. — Report
Washington Nationals: Request for limited capacity attendance denied by the District of Columbia. D.C. will continue to reassess as season progresses. — Report

NL Central

Chicago Cubs: Presented a plan for 30% capacity. They are waiting to hear back but the Chicago mayor said the White Sox and Cubs “have come up with very good plans.” — Report
Cincinnati Reds: Allowing fans at 30% capacity, approximately 12,700 fans. Masks required.— Report
Milwaukee Brewers: Allowing fans at 25% capacity, though exact number of fans per game still to be determined. The official capacity of American Family Field needs to be recalculated following recent expansions in stadium. — Report
Pittsburgh Pirates: Allowing 20% capacity at PNC Park, including staff. Number of fans TBD. — Report
St. Louis Cardinals: Allowing fans at 32% capacity at Busch Stadium, approximately 14,500 fans. — Report

NL West

Arizona Diamondbacks: Will allow fans, expected 25% of capacity Chase Field. Masks required. — Report
Colorado Rockies: Colorado had given the Rockies permission for 25% capacity (12,500 fans) at Opening Day, but have bumped it to 42.6% (21,363). — Report
Los Angeles Dodgers: Governor Gavin Newsom expects fans at reduced capacity at all MLB parks in California, capacity still unknown. — Report
San Diego Padres: Governor Gavin Newsom expects fans at reduced capacity at all MLB parks in California, capacity still unknown. — Report
San Francisco Giants: Governor Gavin Newsom expects fans at reduced capacity at all MLB parks in California, capacity still unknown. — Report