REPORT: The Plan is to Have Some Fans at Wrigley Field on Opening Day

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REPORT: The Plan is to Have Some Fans at Wrigley Field on Opening Day

Chicago Cubs

We’re getting closer and closer to some kind of official announcement, I expect.

But for now, this will have to do: the first report that indicates there is a plan to allow some volume of fans at Wrigley Field on Opening Day:

Like we said earlier this week, the road block to fans as soon as Opening Day was always going to be the City of Chicago, as opposed to the State of Illinois or MLB or the Cubs. So if the source is a City source, and that source is saying the *plan* is to have fans on Opening Day, then we know that stuff is already being worked on in advance of an official approval (likely monitoring trends for just a little bit longer).

There will be pod seating and very limited capacity and masking requirements, and being outdoors at social distances make attendance a relatively safe activity, especially as cases trend down and vaccinations trend up. I have no doubt the Cubs will be able to fill as much as they’re allowed, as fans will be itchy to get back to live, regular season baseball for the first time in 18 months. The players, too, will probably greatly appreciate seeing and hearing the fans back. Do this right and safely, and it could be a very, very good thing for all involved.

Increasingly, it’s looking like I’m gonna have to figure out how to get myself a ticket …



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.