Cubs, White Sox Seek Permission To Open At 30% Capacity

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Chicago’s baseball teams hope to win more than 30% of their games, but 30% before the season even starts will be quite the victory.

Per reports, the Cubs and White Sox have put together a joint presentation to the city of Chicago and state of Illinois — with each team proposing a plan that would allow its stadiums to be filled to 30% capacity beginning April 1.

Since the Cubs and White Sox have stadiums with similar seating capacities, that would put about 12,000 fans in the stands apiece at Wrigley Field and Guaranteed Rate Field.

“The two clubs are waiting to hear back on the proposal, which also includes socially-distanced seating, and mobile pay and the ability to pre-order concessions,” Yahoo Sports noted.

Several other teams have recently announced they’ve been approved to host fans, including the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers. The Cardinals are allowed 32% capacity, while the Brewers are at 25%.

NBC Sports Chicago recently reported the plan is for the Cubs and White Six to end up doing the same. And that will turn out to be true if the clubs get their wish.

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. Seeks permission from the Fuhrer ? what a country we have become really pathetic stuff we used to have that thing you know freedom and not that long ago 30% why not 32% or 27% they are just arbitrary numbers someone picked out of the air and the sheepies just go along with it.

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