Dodgers fans have been patiently waiting for the day the team announced that things would return to normal at Chavez Ravine. With the last couple of months spent at limited capacity, it was only a matter of time before all fans were able to return.
That day appears to have come as the Dodgers announced plans to return to full capacity today. According to the team, Dodger Stadium will be able to sell at full capacity starting June 15th, which coincides with the reopening of California.
The Dodgers will put tickets for games beyond June 15th on sale starting Thursday, May 27, at 4:00 p.m. on their site. For the 11 home games prior to the reopening, the team will continue to utilize socially distanced pods and vaccinated-only sections. Those series are against the Giants and Cardinals in May, as well as the Rangers and Phillies in June.
No word yet on what the details surrounding a fully opened stadium are expected to look like. As the state continues to drop mask mandates, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Dodgers do the same at ballgames. The increasing number of vaccinated Californians has made it much easier to open things back up in recent weeks.
It’s been a long time since Chavez Ravine was packed out for a Dodgers game. But it finally feels like things are starting to get back to normal. When there are 55,000-plus fans in the stands in June, it’s really going to feel like a celebration.