CHICAGO — The White Sox and Cubs will allow far more fans into their games starting later this month as Chicago eases some of its coronavirus restrictions.
The state and city are set to move into the Bridge Phrase on Friday, which raises capacity limits on venues like Guaranteed Rate Field and Wrigley Field. That means the Sox and Cubs will increase their stadium capacity to 60 percent, according to tweets from the teams.
The Sox’s capacity will increase at games starting May 24. Capacity at Wrigley Field will increase starting May 28.
The change translates to about 24,370 fans in the stands at Guaranteed Rate Field — a significant increase from the 8,122 fans, or 20 percent capacity, that have been allowed inside since Opening Day.
The Sox have also created two vaccinated-only sections. People who are fully vaccinated can gain access to those areas, which encompass Sections 108-109, by buying seats there and then presenting proof they are fully vaccinated. Those sections will not require distance between fans.
Tickets in the Sox’s vaccinated-only section will go on sale online Thursday.
The team will also open two vaccination sites at Guaranteed Rate Field, according to a Sox tweet. Fans who get vaccinated there before a game will receive a $25 gift card for use inside the stadium.
The Cubs will also have a designated area for fully vaccinated fans during games May 17-20. Tickets are on sale.
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