Braves to allow limited capacity of fans into games

The Atlanta Braves announced today that there is a plan to allow fans back into Truist Park once the season gets underway next month.

Starting with the opening series against the Philadelphia Phillies on April 9th, the team will allow 33% capacity into the stadium, which equates to roughly 13,500 fans. Citing “evolving changes,” the team also said the number of fans allowed into Truist Park will be re-evaluated every homestand.

“After a long and difficult year, we are excited to welcome Braves fans back to Truist Park beginning on April 9th.” said Derek Schiller, President and CEO of the Braves. “Baseball has had a healing affect over the course of our history, and we look forward to be a place where our fans can come, have fun and enjoy cheering on their favorite team in a welcoming environment.”

Modified seating will be done in socially distanced pods around the ballpark, primarily two and four fans each. Additional health and safety measures will be in place including wearing masks when not actively eating or drinking, contactless experience with mobile ticketing and ordering along with enhanced sanitation, all part of the overall plan in accordance will all state recommended guidelines.

The Braves have been working with Emory Healthcare’s infectious disease experts who have assisted and reviewed the team’s Covid-19 protocols and have given their input and guidance on the safety plan.

Logan Booker

Logan Booker

Logan graduated from the Grady Sports program in the University of Georgia's Grady School of Journalism. He has been with 960 The Ref since 2016. Logan has covered UGA Sports for various local media outlets since 2013, and often serves as backup PA announcer for the UGA softball and volleyball teams.

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