re: A bit of a moot point.
Posted by: showtunetrivia 08:10 pm EDT 05/19/21
In reply to: re: A bit of a moot point. - ryhog 05:02 pm EDT 05/19/21

All California sports venues are still at significantly reduced capacity, with social distancing enforced and, unless one is eating, masks are required. Dodger Stadium and Angels Stadium are technically allowed to move up to 67% capacity (when the season began, it was 25%), but because of social distancing requirements, it’s more like 37%. The Dodgers have a section with no distancing for 500 fans who show proof of vaccination, and it sold out immediately. They had plans to double it, but I’m not sure if that’s happened yet (Angels fan here).

Staples Center, home of the Lakers and Clippers, an indoor arena, requires proof of vaccination for ALL fans, and capacity is still strictly limited. As with the baseball teams, they are currently allowed to have greater capacity (35%) than is feasible, given other needed restrictions. They’ve had 1500-2000 fans in an arena that holds 19,000. Staples has also installed a new, state of the art, air filtration system.

In contrast, the baseball stadiums in Texas and Atlanta have fully opened. Care to check back in a few months and see the COVID rates there and compare them to California?

I’m all for keeping the mask mandate longer. And even after June 15, I’ll still be wearing one any time I’m out in public.


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