The Los Angeles Dodgers sold out their two vaccinated-only seating sections on Saturday.
CBS Los Angeles reported that a Dodgers’ official said Saturday’s 5-4 win over the San Diego Padres was a “trial run” for the vaccination zone, which has been created to seat fans who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Therefore, there weren’t any social distancing regulations within sections 166LG and 168LG at Dodger Stadium on Saturday. However, the section still requires fans to wear face coverings when not actively eating or drinking.
Fans 16 years old and above can sit in the vaccinated section if they received their final dose at least two weeks before attending the game, while individuals aged 2 to 15 must provide proof of testing negative within 72 hours of the game.
Distancing is enforced throughout the rest of Dodger Stadium, which has created seating pods for groups of two to six people. The stadium’s capacity has shrunk from about 56,000 to 15,000 due to the pandemic.
Vaccinated sections are becoming more common in Major League Baseball, as the Padres and San Francisco Giants have also recently debuted similar sections.
The Los Angeles Football Club unveiled a similar section Saturday, creating a section of non-socially distanced seats at Banc of California Stadium for fully vaccinated members of the soccer team’s fan club. The vaccinated section follows the same rules as the one at Dodger Stadium.