CINCINNATI — As Ohio lifts its COVID-19 restrictions, the Cincinnati Reds will allow full capacity at Great American Ballpark on June 2 for the first time since the conclusion of the 2019 season.
In addition, masks will be recommended, but not mandatory, within the stadium on June 2.
“The Reds are grateful to Governor DeWine and all the state and local officials who collaborated to usher Ohio through this dangerous and difficult time,” said Phil Castellini, Reds president and chief operating officer. “Our goal has always been to host as many fans as possible in a safe manner and we are excited to once again have every seat available for more fans to cheer on our Reds.”
The Reds will continue offering fans who are vaccinated $10 upper level seats for Monday through Thursday games until the end of the season.
Great American Ballpark, which seats 42,000 fans, has been capped at 40% capacity this month.
On Thursday, the Cleveland Indians said it was still considering changes following the governor’s announcement.
Also on Thursday, the CDC announced that fully vaccinated people can safely be in most public settings without a mask. Those who have not been fully vaccinated are still urged to wear a mask in public settings at all times.
Other MLB teams have been changing policies in the wake of the CDC’s announcement. The Pittsburgh Pirates also will no longer mandate that fans fully vaccinated from the coronavirus wear masks while in the stadium. Fans who have not been fully vaccinated are being told to continue wearing masks.
It's unknown when Ohio's two MLS teams will resume full capacity. Also, the Toledo Mud Hens of minor league baseball said Thursday it will open Fifth Third Field to full capacity next month.