LOS ANGELES — Major League Baseball is back.
It was only three months ago that the Los Angeles Dodgers won the franchise's first World Series title in 32 years.
L.A.'s pitchers and catchers have reported for spring training, but Clayton Kershaw, the three-time Cy Young Award winner, was delayed a day due to the winter weather in Texas.
The Dodgers are preparing for a full, 162-game slate after MLB and the players agreed to COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Last year, teams played a reduced, 60-game schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Dodgers have announced a limited capacity schedule at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz., for spring training games. L.A. will host the Colorado Rockies for its Cactus League home opener on March 1.
Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, February 20, at 9 a.m. PT. Unlike last year's regular-season games, a small number of fans will be allowed in the stands. Capacity at the stadium will be limited to 2,400 seats, which is 18% of capacity. Seats will be spaced out in groups of two, four, and six tickets.
Other protocols that will be strictly enforced, according to MLB:
- Social distancing
- Face masks will be required at all times unless eating or drinking in ticketed seats
- Practice fields will be closed to the public
- No bags will be allowed except for those that are carried for medical reasons or manufactured diaper bags that accompany infants and young children
More information can be found at camelbackranchbaseball.com.
The Dodgers announced updates to the Spring Training schedule/ticket policy.— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) February 13, 2021
Tickets on sale Feb. 20. First game is Feb. 28, first home game is March 1. Games at @camelbackranch will include a socially-distanced capacity of 2,400 seats (18% capacity).https://t.co/Ytgq5IOjtx