Red Sox announce plans for fans at Fenway Park

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The Red Sox have made it official: There will be fans in the Fenway Park stands on Opening Day. Here is the team's release:

In conjunction with Governor Baker’s announcement that the Commonwealth will enter Phase 4 of its reopening plan on March 22, the Red Sox today announced limited capacity plans that allow for the safe return of fans to Fenway Park for the regular season.

“Today’s announcement by Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito outlining the Commonwealth’s timetable for entering Phase 4 in late March is a major step forward and a testament to the leadership of the state and our many health care partners working together,” said Red Sox President & CEO Sam Kennedy. “We thank the Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary Sudders, Secretary Kennealy, and all of the public officials whose hard work has helped get us to this important stage. We are eager to welcome our fans back to Fenway Park this season.”

Entering this new Phase will allow the Red Sox to put operational plans into action for the return of fans to Fenway Park for the upcoming 2021 season, scheduled to begin on April 1. As part of a socially distanced fan experience at Fenway Park, the club will implement appropriate health and safety protocols that will include initial limited capacity seating for the start of the regular season. Season Ticket Holders will be offered the first opportunity to attend regular season games at Fenway Park. Additional details about the plan, including ticket sales information, will be communicated in the coming weeks.

The Red Sox are fully committed to supporting the state’s vaccination program and expect Fenway Park to continue to operate as a mass vaccination site beyond the start of the regular season. The club is working closely with the state and vaccination site partners at CIC Health to develop revised operating plans as necessary for the month of April and beyond that are well-coordinated with the Red Sox game schedule.

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