Chicago- Chicago Cubs And Chicago white sox Some major league baseball teams have not yet been approved for 100% capacity, and neither organization is happy with it, sources familiar with them told ESPN.
Sources said there was growing dissatisfaction among Chicago city teams, even though Illinois approved the move to the final stage of reopening on June 11. You must sign off before the Cubs and White Sox welcome a packed audience.
Chicago Mayor Lori Wrightfoot has indicated July 4 as the city’s opening date in a past press conference, but gives little detail and informs companies such as the Cubs and White Sox about plans to reopen. I have not. Both teams want an earlier date of full capacity.
“Chicago is currently in the bridge phase of the reopening plan, and seated spectator events remain at 60% capacity,” the mayor’s office said in a statement to ESPN. “When Chicago enters Phase 5, capacity limits will be lifted. COVID data is very promising these days and will continue to be closely monitored as we consider the next steps.”
Added a Chicago Ministry of Health spokesperson by email: “We are every day, and [health] The Commissioner has said several times that we are doing well, we have not yet promised a date. “
Some teams are approved for 100% capacity, even in slow-restart locations.The· Washington Nationals A packed house will be available from June 10th.Include Los Angeles Dodgers June 15; and that San Francisco Giants And Milwaukee Brewers June 25th.
The day Illinois will reach Phase 5 (June 11th) is also the beginning of a weekend series at Wrigley Field between the Cubs and rivals. St. Louis Cardinals.. Season ticket owners who have moved from their regular seats during the reopening phase are waiting to be informed if they can return to the seats they paid for, but if the state does not, some are requesting a refund. .. Approve the return to full capacity.
The White Sox is in the same position as the ticket owner, but the next couple’s home series already sells seats with 60% capacity. They are waiting for an announcement at the home stand starting June 25th. The White Sox expects a large crowd to come this summer while defending the best team they’ve had in a few years.
Like many other hospitality-oriented companies across the country, the White Sox and Cubs are taking more effort than usual to hire stadium workers, sources said. If the city approves 100% capacity at the stadium, uncertainty leaves the team with little room to maneuver.
According to sources familiar with the Cubs survey of 2,000 season ticket holders, 96% of respondents are fully vaccinated. It wasn’t immediately clear what these numbers would look like in the White Sox.