Braves Announce 50% Capacity

The Atlanta Braves intend to increase seating capacity to 50% for their second homestand of the season, the team announced Thursday.

This follows an earlier announcement that they’ll allow 33% capacity for their first homestand.

In other words, the Braves are allowing about 20,500 fans in their 41,000-seat stadium April 23-29, the dates of their second homestand. Their first homestand, scheduled for April 9-15, will allow about 13,500 fans.

“After reviewing our seating pods, we feel expanding capacity to 50% will still allow for our fans to be safely distanced from other seating pods,” Braves President and CEO Derek Schiller said in a statement. “As we previously mentioned, we will review seating and make any necessary changes as the season progresses.”

Single-game tickets for all Braves home games will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.

“The first homestand features a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies (April 9-11) and a four-game series against the Miami Marlins (April 12-15),” the Atlanta Journal-Constitution noted. “The home opener will mark the first time fans have attended a game in Truist Park since October 2019.”

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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  1. Just let us know when things are back to actual normal. I don’t want to go sit in a “pod” and then be told if/when I can go get a beer or go to the bathroom. News outlets will report that people aren’t going to games because they’re scared of Covid, when in fact the exact opposite is true. The only reason I wouldn’t go is because I don’t want a cheapened live game experience.

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