Philly Teams Set to Host Fans in Limited Capacity
The seats at Citizens Bank Park won’t be empty on Opening Day this season. Both the Flyers and Sixers will have fans back inside the Wells Fargo Center starting with this Sunday's Flyers game against the Capitals.
The Phillies are planning to host at 20 percent of capacity starting on Opening Day against the Braves, and will do so for the first 19 regular season home games at Citizens Bank Park.
With those restrictions, 8,800 fans will be permitted at each of the Phillies home games.
“We have been diligently working with our city and state officials to finalize health and safety protocols at Citizens Bank Park. With these important measures now in place, we are excited to safely welcome a limited number of our fans back to the ballpark experience,” said Phillies Executive Vice President David Buck. “The unmatched energy our fans bring to the game has undoubtedly been missed, and we can’t wait to hear their cheers once again come Opening Day.”
On Monday, Governor Tom Wolf and the City of Philadelphia eased coronavirus restrictions, to allow fans to return to the stands.
That includes indoor venues moving from 10 to 15 percent, and outdoor venues being bumped up to 20 percent.
There will be approximately 3,100 fans for Flyers and 76ers games for home games at the Wells Fargo Center with the easing of restrictions beginning this Sunday, March 7.
“We’ve been working around the clock to ensure that we can safely welcome Flyers and 76ers fans back to Wells Fargo Center, and we’re thrilled to open our doors to Philly sports fans once again,” said Valerie Camillo, President of Business Operations for the Philadelphia Flyers and Wells Fargo Center.
The Phillies played their entire 2020 season in front of empty seats at Citizens Bank and the both the Sixers and Flyers have been playing at an empty Wells Fargo Center all season.
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