By Adam Roberts – 3/12/2021
We already knew going into this week that Mill…erm, excuse me, American Family Field will be opening at 25% capacity to start the 2021 Brewers season, translating to around 11,000 to 12,000 people). Up until today, it was uncertain how Target Field in the Twin Cities would work with having fans in the stands this year, but now we have a better idea.
Today, Governor Tim Walz pulled back on certain COVID restrictions, namely in public and religious buildings. Along with that, public venues can operate at 50% capacity, with outdoor venues limited to 10,000 patrons. This will be the number the Twins work with to start their season on April 8th.
Along with this news today, Major League Baseball is announcing its very low COVID positivity rate. In a release today with the MLB Players Association, the league announced there were just two positive tests last week from the near 15-thousand tests conducted. Both positives were from players. Since intake testing began at the start of Spring Training, there have been 27 total positives — 21 players and six staff members — comprising 17 clubs, out of more than 49-thousand tests.