St. Paul Saints to return to CHS Field on Aug. 4 with limited fans allowed access

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After spending the first month of the 2020 season playing their "home games" in Sioux Falls, S.D., the St. Paul Saints are now preparing to be able to come back to St. Paul.

Click the video box on this page to watch KSTP Sports’ interview with general manager Derek Sharrer about his St Paul Saints returning home and opening CHS Field to fans

The team announced it will make its return to CHS Field on Aug. 4 with the first homestand continuing through Aug. 9. Each of the remaining 18 home games will be played at CHS Field, the team said.

According to the Saints, they’ve worked with Minnesota health officials to create its COVID safety plan, which is as follows:

  • A maximum of 1,500 fans per game
  • Six (6) distinct areas around the ballpark with no more than 25% capacity in each area and a maximum of 250 people in each area
  • Reserved and socially distanced seating within those areas
  • Each area will have an exclusive entrance
  • Each area will have exclusive restroom facilities
  • Each area will have exclusive concession facilities
  • Masks will be required for visitors throughout their time at CHS Field, but can be removed while seated and/or eating and drinking
  • Concourse will be stanchioned to provide exclusive space for fans in each distinct area

The team will also separate each area with one completely empty section. For example, Area A will consist of Sections 101, 102 and 103, and Section 104 will separate that area from Area B, which consists of Sections 105, 106 and 107.

The plan can be viewed online here.

"We want to thank the Governor’s task force and the Minnesota Department of Health for providing us with the guidance needed to put a plan in place that allows our fans to safely enjoy Saints baseball at CHS Field this summer," said Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Derek Sharrer. "Since this all began, the health and safety of our fans, employees, players and coaches has been our priority. We’re excited to bring the team home and can’t wait to get started."

The team will communicate specific instructions regarding parking, entrance, masking and health screening via email, text and social media.

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Aug. 1 online or by calling 651-644-6659.