Get your tickets here! Dodgers, Angels authorized to sell more seats
As the Dodgers and Angels prepare to open the major league season this week, the state gave them good news Tuesday: You can sell more tickets!
With Los Angeles and Orange counties approved to move into the orange tier under California’s coronavirus guidelines, the teams can play before up to 33% of their stadiums’ capacity, up from 20% under the red tier.
That means the Angels can sell 14,867 tickets, up from 9,010. On Wednesday, the Angels plan to put an additional 5,000 tickets on sale for each home game, including opening day.
“This is perfect timing for us to welcome back even more of our fans to celebrate the start of our 60th anniversary season,” Angels spokesman Adam Chodzko said.
The Dodgers can sell about 11,200 tickets in the red tier and about 18,480 in the orange tier, but a team official said that current state-mandated distancing requirements would limit Dodger Stadium ticket sales to between 13,000 and 14,000.
The Dodgers said single-game tickets for all April games — not including opening day — would go on sale Friday.
The Dodgers are proud of their 2020 championship, but they want to win the World Series again in 2021 so they can celebrate alongside more fans.
The Angels play their home opener Thursday against the Chicago White Sox. The Dodgers play their home opener April 9 against the Washington Nationals.
The Dodgers had sold more season tickets than they had available seats, so they scrubbed previously purchased season tickets for the first two months of the season, instead inviting season-seat holders to buy a 14-game package and enter a presale lottery for opening-day tickets. The previously purchased plans are expected to take effect in June, depending on how many seats are available for sale then.
What does L.A., O.C. reaching the orange tier mean for reopenings?
If a county advances into the yellow tier, their baseball teams can play to 67% of capacity. That would be 37,520 seats for the Dodgers and 30,184 for the Angels.
In addition, the state might relax restrictions as vaccinations accelerate, San Diego Padres chief executive Erik Greupner said this month. He said the Padres hoped to be playing to a full stadium by the end of the season, or in the postseason.
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