There was a nod to the outbreak, with fans wearing masks or veils and practicing social aloofness at the concession stand and on the parking lot when Rangers announced plans to open the stadium after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ( R) I increased the capacity limit last month.
On Monday, 38,232 official attendees were officially identified in the stadium with a capacity of 40,518, not counting free tickets for health care workers and more, so the game is considered a sell-out. In February, the Daytona 500 was held in front of a crowd of just 30,000 (capacity: 101,500) and the Super Bowl played in front of 24,835 fans at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, which could hold 75,000.
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Gerald Esparza, 63, from Fort Worth, joined his 27-year-old son after experiencing two exhibitions last week that attracted a total of 23,000 fans. “We think they are enough. [safety precautions] In a place where we feel comfortable, ”Esparza’s son told Star-Telegram. By asking not to use his name Season ticket holders are pleased to wear masks, and MLB asks all fans over 2 to wear masks.
“We still wear masks to show respect,” Esparza said. “As long as the business stays open and the Rangers are open, I have no problem wearing masks if that’s what keeps everything open.”
Prior to the game, there was a public speech notification for fans to follow health regulations and ignore any political feelings.
“You can express your opinion. But at the same time our country is moving forward. It’s a little bit of hope, ”said Rangers manager Chris Woodward (via Star-Telegram).“ We haven’t had a lot of people for a long time in any sport as the first as long as we do it right and are responsible. Should be fine “
Former Rangers owner George W. Bush and Laura Bush sit in a field-level suite with the Houston Astros Hall of Fame Craig Biggio, whose son plays for the Blue J. Jersey Ferguson Jenkins, another Hall of Famer, who played for the Rangers for six seasons, also joined the cast.
“It’s cool, the adrenaline heats up a little and gets into the game,” Blue Jays starting pitcher Steven Mattz told reporters (via Associated Press) after Toronto’s 6-2 victory. “It was fun. It felt great. With fans in the stands “
Rangers decided to allow large crowds as few were able to attend games at the stadium which opened last year. In the future, the team will reduce their ability to induce social distortions, although the Daytona 500 or the Super Bowl will not become a widespread event. But a crowded stadium on Monday also came as coronavirus infection plummeted in Texas. But increasing across the United States
On Monday at least one day, “it felt like a real game,” Woodward said.