New York Yankees Announce 20 Percent Of Fans Allowed In Yankee Stadium In 2021

Add the Yankees to the list of MLB teams whose fans are going to allowed to attend home games during the 2021 season.

The club put out a release on Thursday stating that "in cooperation with the New York State, the City of New York and Major League Baseball, have received approval to welcome fans back to Yankee Stadium for the 2021 season, beginning on Thursday, April 1, 2021."

The Yankees will open the season at home on April 1st against the Toronto Blue Jays.

At the start of the season, tickets will be available for 20% of the capacity of Yankee Stadium. The organization will sell a limited number of tickets in specified temporary seating locations (“Ticket Pods”) to select home games (“Limited Capacity Games”) in an effort to maintain New York State’s physical distancing requirements.

Each fan in attendance will be required to take a PCR or antigen COVID-19 test with negative results or provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination, as well as temperature checks on each game day in order to gain entry. More information will be posted shortly on COVID-19 testing and proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

The first 11 regular season home games (Thursday, April 1, 2021 – Wednesday, April 21, 2021) will all be Limited Capacity Games that fans may attend.

At this time, only tickets in Ticket Pods to these Limited Capacity Games will be available for purchase. Thereafter, we will continue to monitor capacity restrictions as they apply to Yankee Stadium and determine whether more tickets will be made available for purchase.

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