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

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 is the assistant managing editor-newsdesk at OutKick. He is also the co-founder and senior writer at, and has covered the NBA for nearly 20 years, including his time at Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and CBS Sports. A native of Akron, Ohio, his writing career began in Wyoming.

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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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