Spring Training is officially underway and the Braves first exhibition game is set to take place on Sunday, an exciting time for baseball fans, especially after a crazy 2020 season. However, according to Tim Tucker at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, actually watching live Braves Spring Training games may be nearly impossible.
Braves’ spring training changes include attendance limit of 1,800 https://t.co/BGh1ey9l1K
— Tim Tucker (@TimTuckerAJC) February 17, 2021
Per Tucker’s article, Atlanta will slash allowed attendance for their 14 home Spring Training games to just 22.5%, allowing 1,800 fans in CoolToday Park, in North Port, FL (full capacity is 8,000). This presents a problem for Braves fans who hoped to catch a spring game this year, as Tucker opined:
“The Braves have more than 2,000 spring-training season-ticket holders, meaning not all of them can be accommodated at every game. Few tickets will be available on a single-game basis; those that are available might come from players’ unused ticket allotments on the day of a game, the spokeswoman said.”
With Braves Country, and the rest of the country for that matter, starving for some baseball, Spring Training tickets will certainly be slim-pickings. Be sure to read Tucker’s piece in full as he also lays out the numerous restrictions relating to watching player workouts at the backfields — something many fans could do during a traditional spring camp (though he does offer a way to still watch the action, by way of dining at The Tomahawk Tiki Bar & Grill).
After looking at some of the other MLB team’s attendance restrictions for Spring Training, it’s probably safe to say that all stadiums across Arizona and Florida will be operating at about 20-25% capacity this spring:
Other team’s spring restrictions
- Blue Jays: operating at 15% capacity
- Pirates: allowing 1,750 to 2,000 fans
- Tigers: allowing 2,000 to 9,000 fans
- Orioles: operating at 25% capacity
- Phillies: allowing 2,200 fans