The Dodgers are slowly but surely returning to full capacity at Chavez Ravine. CEO Stan Kasten has already said in recent weeks that he hopes to have the place packed out by mid-June. While that might be a slight reach, they could get very closet to it.
One change that we still see to attendance this week has to do with vaccinations. The Dodgers are not currently one of the teams around MLB that require fans to provide proof of vaccinations to attend games. Several teams have required this for the first month of games.
But the Dodgers will have a vaccinated-only section starting this Saturday. The seats are located in the loge level in the sections closest to the visitor’s bullpen. Prices for these tickets were going from $120 to $160 as of Thursday morning.
While masks will be required in those sections in the same way as the rest of the stadium, social distancing will not. Dodgers fans 16 years and older will need to provide documentation that 2 weeks have passed since their final dose.
Children aged 2-15 will be required to show that they have tested negative within 72 hours of admission. The Dodgers hope that this not only creates a better and safer fan experience for vaccinated fans but that it will be successful enough to increase to sections around the stadium.
The Dodgers are set to play 4 games against the Padres this weekend starting on Thursday night. Walker Buehler will take on Ryan Weathers in game 1.