MLB Will Allow Fans to Attend NLCS and World Series

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Shane Bieber (57) in 2019. Photo by Albert Pena/CSM/Shutterstock (10317989i)

Baseball fans will get to attend this year’s World Series in person after all. On Wednesday, Major League Baseball announced plans to sell tickets for title games as well as National League Championship Series.

According to the league’s press release, there will be 11,500 tickets available for each game in both series, which are set to take place at Texas’ Globe Life Field. The 10,550 fans will be seated on the stands while an additional 950 will watch the contests from suites.

The NL championship series is set to kick off on October 12, while the World Series will start on October 20. Game 1 of the NLCS will be the first time that fans will be at a baseball game since spring training in March.

The American League, however, won’t get the same treatment as California has stricter protocols when it comes to public gatherings. The AL Championship Series is set to take place in San Diego and Los Angeles.

MLB follows the NFL’s lead, considering that a number of football teams started allowing their fans to attend games in recent weeks. On the other hand, NHL closed out their season in empty arenas while NBA is about to do the same in a bubble setting in Orlando.