St. Paul Saints plan to ramp up capacity to 50-60% in May, full capacity in June

The St. Paul Saints said on Friday that they are looking to ramp up capacity at CHS Field after the governor’s announcement on easing COVID-19 restrictions Thursday.

In addition, the Saints are also working with their partner, Cub Pharmacy, to make vaccines available at CHS Field on Opening Day and at select games during the season.

The club will begin its ramp-up efforts by moving from the current 27% capacity to roughly 50%-60% for their first two home series, May 11-16 and May 18-23. While allowing more fans to attend games, the Saints updated ticketing plan will continue to utilize seat pods maintaining a sufficient level of social distancing in the seating bowl. Per MLB guidance, masks will continue to be required during Saints games except for when actively eating or drinking.

Following a two-week road trip, the Saints return back home to St. Paul on June 8 and plan on opening CHS Field to full capacity.

"While we are extremely excited about the Governor’s announcement, as are our fans, we want to make sure we approach the process of expanding capacity in a timely and responsible manner," said Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Derek Sharrer in a statement. "Our goal is to make sure that every Saints fan that walks through our gates does so as comfortably and safely as possible."

Beginning Saturday at 10 a.m., the Saints will make additional tickets available for all 60 home games.

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