Twins’ spring training games to operate at 28% capacity

Writer: Derrick Shaw
MGN Online

The Minnesota Twins said Wednesday that a little more than 2,400 fans will be allowed in the stands per game for spring training at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers.

Pitchers and catchers are due to report to Fort Myers on Feb. 18, with the first full-squad workout set for Feb. 23.

The first home game of the Twins’ Grapefruit League season will be Feb. 28 against Baltimore (schedule subject to change).

Hammond Stadium’s normal capacity is 8,730, but because of COVID-19 protocols, slightly more than 2,400 fans will be allowed to attend each game. Social distancing and other safety measures will be in place for the Twins’ games as well as games played by their affiliate minor league team, the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels.

The club has developed a physically-distanced seating plan utilizing “pods” (sold in sets of 2 or 4 contiguous seats only). Due to limited capacity, season and group ticket plans have been discontinued this spring; existing Twins spring training season ticket holders will have exclusive access to purchase single-game tickets for the 2021 spring campaign, prior to any remaining inventory being released to the public.

The Twins will release specific information in the future regarding when, where and how to purchase tickets to 2021 Spring Training home games at Hammond Stadium at CenturyLink Sports Complex.

Similarly, the Boston Red Sox, who play down the road from the Twins at JetBlue Park, released their spring training plans on Tuesday and will also be operating at smaller capacity with social distancing protocols in place.

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