Reds increasing capacity at Great American Ball Park starting April 30 – WLWT Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Reds are increasing capacity. Following new public health orders regarding outside events from the Ohio Department of Health and Gov. Mike DeWine, capacity at Great American Ball Park will increase from 30 percent to 40 percent, team officials announced Wednesday. The new protocols are in response to the Ohio Department of Health’s recent announcement for attendance at outdoor sporting events, which includes Reds games.This allows for ‘mixed pods’ consisting of multiple groups from separate parties capped at 10 individuals spaced six feet from another ‘mixed pod’.The expanded capacity will take effect for games beginning April 30. All fans currently holding tickets to those games will be contacted via email over the next two weeks with more information.“The Reds are encouraged by this news and will continue to follow the guidelines set by our state,” said Reds President and Chief Operating Officer Phil Castellini. “We are going to be choiceful as we add seats, keeping the safety of fans as our top priority. We believe this is the right approach as we mirror what is happening throughout the state.”Team officials said that fans, for the most part, have complied with safety protocols at the ballpark.Fans will continue to be required to wear a mask at all times in the ballpark unless they are actively eating or drinking in ticketed seats.Simplified pandemic restrictions signed by DeWine earlier this month ease the rules for large outdoor gatherings — such as a Reds game.Though the state will no longer limit the size of such events, the governor said participants would be asked to stay separated in groups of 10 or fewer – rather than merging into one huge crowd – to help reduce possible spread of the coronavirus.Asked how that would be enforced at a typically crowded festival or sporting event, DeWine said: “People just need to use common sense.”Indoor facilities are still limited to 25% of fixed seating capacity.

The Cincinnati Reds are increasing capacity.

Following new public health orders regarding outside events from the Ohio Department of Health and Gov. Mike DeWine, capacity at Great American Ball Park will increase from 30 percent to 40 percent, team officials announced Wednesday.

The new protocols are in response to the Ohio Department of Health’s recent announcement for attendance at outdoor sporting events, which includes Reds games.

This allows for ‘mixed pods’ consisting of multiple groups from separate parties capped at 10 individuals spaced six feet from another ‘mixed pod’.

The expanded capacity will take effect for games beginning April 30.

All fans currently holding tickets to those games will be contacted via email over the next two weeks with more information.

“The Reds are encouraged by this news and will continue to follow the guidelines set by our state,” said Reds President and Chief Operating Officer Phil Castellini. “We are going to be choiceful as we add seats, keeping the safety of fans as our top priority. We believe this is the right approach as we mirror what is happening throughout the state.”

Team officials said that fans, for the most part, have complied with safety protocols at the ballpark.

Fans will continue to be required to wear a mask at all times in the ballpark unless they are actively eating or drinking in ticketed seats.

Simplified pandemic restrictions signed by DeWine earlier this month ease the rules for large outdoor gatherings — such as a Reds game.

Though the state will no longer limit the size of such events, the governor said participants would be asked to stay separated in groups of 10 or fewer – rather than merging into one huge crowd – to help reduce possible spread of the coronavirus.

Asked how that would be enforced at a typically crowded festival or sporting event, DeWine said: “People just need to use common sense.”

Indoor facilities are still limited to 25% of fixed seating capacity.

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