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Chicago’s Baseball Stadiums Will Reopen to Fans

Guaranteed Rate Field and Wrigley Field will open to fans at 20% capacity in April as part of the city’s “Open Chicago” efforts. Both Major League Baseball stadiums could potentially open to more fans as vaccination and recovery efforts continue.

“As a diehard sports fan myself, I’m personally excited to have Chicago take its first, cautious steps toward safely reopening our beloved baseball stadiums to fans this season,” said Mayor Lori Lightfoot. “We’re able to do that thanks to the commitment of our city’s two great baseball franchises who continue to work in close partnership with Chicago’s public health officials.”  

Guaranteed Rate Field, home to the Chicago White Sox on the South Side, normally seats just over 40,000 guests but will be limited to 20%, or 8,122 fans with at least six feet between parties. Similarly, Wrigley Field capacity will be limited to 8,274 fans per game.

Pictured: Guaranteed Rate Field. Image courtesy of Choose Chicago.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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