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Monday night, the Texas Rangers hosted the Milwaukee Brewers in an exhibition game as the two teams continue to prepare for the regular season later this week.
While fans across the nation have been saying for quite some time that they would attend games again if stadiums were open, they didn’t follow through on Monday in the Rangers’ brand spanking new digs in Arlington, TX.
Only 12,911 fans showed up for the game at Globe Life Field, despite the fact that the park can seat more than 40,000.
Earlier in March, Texas Governor Greg Abbott “opened the entire state and businesses fully and ended the mask mandate.”
The games between the Rangers and Brewers are the first two games that Rangers fans have been able to attend at the new ballpark this year.
Last season, Major League Baseball played the postseason and the World Series at the new ballpark, and fans were able to attend.
Both the NLCS and World Series was at 25% capacity, allowing a maximum of 11,500 people to attend each game at Globe Life Field
It remains to be seen whether Monday’s light attendance has anything to do with fear over the COVID-19 virus, or whether it’s just the fact that it’s a game that won’t count in the overall 2021 standings.
— The King (@King829) March 30, 2021
The exhibition games between the Rangers and Brewers literally start at $1 at Globe Life Field. 2 tickets plus fees cost $16 on Gametime's website. Ha wow.
— Zach Wood (@zachwooddesigns) March 29, 2021
— Jesus Jiménez (@jesus_jimz) March 29, 2021