Yankee Stadium to open season at 20 percent capacity

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FILE PHOTO: Mar 16, 2021; Lakeland, Florida, USA; A general view of Publix Field during the game between the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

March 19, 2021

The New York Yankees announced Thursday that Yankee Stadium would open the 2021 season at 20 percent capacity.

The Yankees’ first 11 games of the season are subject to limited capacity restrictions with the hope they can expand and welcome more fans in May, subject to improving health conditions.

In order to attend a game, every fan will be required to take a PCR or antigen COVID-19 test and test negative or provide proof of having received the vaccination.

“The entire Yankees organization — and especially our players on the field — feed off the energy that our loyal and dedicated fans bring to Yankee Stadium,” said Yankees Managing General Partner Hal Steinbrenner. “Our fans have made our home a preeminent worldwide attraction, and their excitement is the catalyst for the championship goals we set every season. We are thrilled to be able to have them back in 2021 and promise them the highest standards for health and safety this season and beyond.”

In addition to testing negative, fans will be required to wear a mask at all times and have their temperature taken to gain entry.

(Field Level Media)