The Stockton Ports will take to the field next month for the first time after minor league baseball was canceled last year due to the pandemic — but there are a few curve balls being tossed out.
Banner Island Ballpark will welcome fans back on May 11 for opening day. The schedule calls for 120 games with 60 home games.
Masks will be required, tickets and parking can only be bought in advance online, and all transactions will be cashless.
Ports Assistant General Manager Luke Johnson says seating will be limited. San Joaquin County is in the purple tier, but Johnson hopes by opening day that it reaches the red tier.
“Once we get to the red tier we’re able to open up at 20% of our capacity and then if we drop down to the orange tier, we’d be able to open up at 33%,” he said.
Johnson says the seating layout will be a pod system, so a family of 4 would be one pod and any other pod would be at least 6 feet away.
He adds that fans can also order food from their mobile phones and have it delivered instead of standing in line.
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