Gillette Stadium & Fenway Park Preparing For Full Capacity
"Take me out to the ballgame...Take me out with the crowd...Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack..." is how the famous song(music and lyrics by Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer) begins and there may not be any truth to the story, but legend has it that neither of the two songwriters had ever even been to a baseball game before writing the Tin Pan Alley classic.
My point behind all of that is simply if you love the game of baseball and you have never been to a game, you are missing out! Even I'll admit that sometimes baseball can look boring on television, but it's a different story when you're at the park. The smell of the beer and hotdogs, the crack of the bat, the fans, the sights, the sounds...
Sorry, I'm getting ahead of myself here. Fenway Park will be at full capacity for Boston Red Sox games and concerts starting May 29. Also, Gillette Stadium will be open at full capacity for events starting Labor Day. Awesome news, sports fans!
WCVB/5 News Boston reports that shortly after Governor Baker said that Massachusetts will be lifting all COVID-19 restrictions on May 29, Boston Red Sox President and CEO Sam Kennedy made this announcement:
Today’s update to the reopening plan will allow Fenway Park to begin operating at full capacity beginning on May 29 for games and concerts throughout the summer. We thank Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito, Mayor Janey and the numerous public health officials who have been extraordinary partners guiding us every step of the way.
A New England Patriots spokesperson confirmed Tuesday that Gillette Stadium in Foxborough will also reopen to 100 percent for all events on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31.
Meanwhile, basketball and hockey fans will just have to be patient a little while longer. According to a statement from a spokesperson for TD Garden, they are working with the NBA and the NHL and will offer more details when they become available.
For more, check out WCVB's website here. And Red Sox fans, rejoice! "For it's one, two, three strikes you're out at the old ball game."
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