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Dodgers Hoping For Full Capacity at the Stadium By June

Hope is just on the horizon.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 31: Fans look on from behind the dugout during Game 6 of the 2017 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via Getty Images)


The Dodgers are set to welcome approximately 15,000 fans at their home opener on Friday. That represents a 27 percent capacity even though they are approved for 33 percent under California’s tiered system. They limited it because they cannot account for 6-feet social distancing throughout the stadium. 

But Dodgers President Stan Kasten is hopeful to have more fans in the very near future. In fact, Kasten noted in a press conference on Wednesday that he expects the Dodgers to be at full capacity by no later than June 15th. 

That would mean the Dodgers could be able to welcome back all 55,000 fans by Summertime, which would be huge. Getting to pack out Chavez Ravine is something that has felt like a daydream since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Kasten also noted that the Dodgers will continue to run the vaccination site at the stadium. However, the location will not operate on days that the team has a home game. In addition to the capacity, Kasten noted that the new centerfield plaza should be open to fans sometime between May 1 and June 15. 

Fans attending Dodgers games early on in the season will not be given the opportunity to walk around and enjoy the stadium. As part of the plan to keep fans socially distanced and safe, they are generally required to stay in their seats unless using the restroom or visiting concession stands. 

A return to normalcy is just around the corner, Dodgers fans. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. Calling it now, you’re gonna start seeing a bunch of BS statistics saying cases are soaring during summer and we’re going to have to go back to reduced crowds everywhere and masks back on

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