2021 MLB opening day is around the corner

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Arianna Magana, Freshman

On April 1, 2021, the Los Angeles Dodgers will begin their MLB regular season against the Colorado Rockies after a spring training pre-season in Arizona.

The first game of spring training for the Dodgers was on February 28 against the Oakland Athletics. The home spring training games were held at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona with a limited number of fans. There were safety precautions set in order for fans to simultaneously enjoy the games and stay safe.

The reigning World Series champions will play 26 spring training games in Arizona before returning to Los Angeles to begin the regular baseball season. The MLB season, however, will look a little different in 2021. 

As opposed to the normal seating, only 20% of the capacity in Dodger Stadium will be put into use during the regular season.

As for watching the games, there will be a special arrangement for tickets to be sold.  According to MLB, Tickets will be sold on a single-game basis in pods of two, four and six tickets.Throughout the stadium, there will be a mandatory order to stay 6 feet apart from others for the safety of those around you and yourself. 

There will also be other safety measures, such as having to wear a mask at all times. MLB announced that, “Appropriate masks will be required for all fans ages 2 and older unless fans are actively eating or drinking in their ticketed seats. Neck gaiters, bandanas and masks with valves are not considered appropriate masks. Concessions and retail will be cashless and contactless operations.”

Many Dodger and other baseball fans are excited for the beginning of the baseball season, especially after all the struggles we have had to face during this pandemic. People can’t wait to see what this season holds for the Los Angeles Dodgers.