(670 The Score) The White Sox will welcome fans back to Guaranteed Rate Field at 100% capacity when they host the Mariners on June 25, they announced Wednesday.
The move comes as the city of Chicago will transition to a full reopening this Friday.
“This is an incredible milestone for the Chicagoland community and White Sox fans,” White Sox chief revenue and marketing officer Brooks Boyer said in a statement. “Since the pandemic began, the entire organization has been looking forward to the day we could welcome all fans back home to see White Sox baseball in person. It’s a night we’re going to celebrate with all of the pomp and circumstance of our annual home opener. Our reopening night is lining up to be a memorable evening, and fans will not want to miss the opportunity to be a part of it – back in their own seats and cheering on our first-place team.”
The game on June 25 will feature the first signature postgame fireworks display since the 2019 season, and the first 10,000 fans will receive a White Sox cap.
Health and safety protocols will also be adjusted and loosened. Seating pods and physically distanced pods will no longer be instituted.