UPDATE: The team released updated details regarding their June 25th reopening, which can be found here.
Following plenty of fighting and frustration with the city of Chicago, the White Sox and Cubs have finally received the approval they need for 100% capacity crowds.
Both teams have been advocating for full crowds ever since other cities opened up across the nation, granting their Major League teams approval. Luckily, Mayor Lori Lightfoot previously announced that come June 11th, Chicago will be following the state of Illinois in moving to Phase 5 of their reopening plan. With this shift, there will no longer be any restrictions on businesses and sporting events moving forward – and this day is just two days away now!
So, when can we expect the White Sox to start allowing capacity crowds? Well, the organization still needs time to hire enough game-day personnel to deal with the increase from 60% to 100%. Now that the team has finally received the go-ahead, the target date for full capacity looks to be June 25th for the homestand against the Mariners and Twins.
Edit: sure enough, the White Sox have made it official. Starting June 25th – when the Mariners come to town – the White Sox will be at full capacity seating. Full details can be found here.
There’s still no official word yet on the things like tailgating outside the stadium, though it makes sense for the Sox to allow it with everything else fully opening. We’ll see if the club makes an official statement in the coming days.
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