The Colorado Rockies announced on Thursday that masks will no longer be required starting on Friday, which will be the start of their three-game homestand with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
However, masks are still “encouraged” by the Rockies for fans that are not vaccinated.
This comes after the Center for Disease Control (CDC) announced that are fully vaccinated can “resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.”
It also comes after Colorado governor Jared Polis repealed the state’s mask mandate last week. All of the state’s health orders will be dropped on June 1.
June 1 will also be the date that the Rockies, as least as of this publication, will increase from 21,363 (or 42.6 percent capacity) to 35,000 (or 70 percent capacity).
Otherwise, most of the regulations will remain the same for Coors Field.
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Some of the remaining regulations include:
- Three (3) social distanced sections will remain and include seating pods of 2, 3, or 4 (Sections 148, 246, Upper 340).
- Every guest will have a designated, ticketed seat.
- No standing-room-only tickets will be sold, including on the Rooftop.
- There will be no paper tickets; digital/mobile tickets will be used to eliminate contact and assist with contact tracing.
- A message will appear with digital tickets advising fans not to come to the Ballpark if they are experiencing any symptoms.
- All tickets will designate a specific gate for guests to enter and exit.
- Suites will only operate at 60 percent capacity
- Directional arrows on the concourses indicate one-way traffic flow patterns in the Ballpark.
Nearly all MLB stadiums have now repealed their mask mandates and/or they have not been enforcing them recently.
Soon, all MLB stadiums will be at 100 percent capacity as well. As of this publication, 14 teams are at 100 percent capacity or have a date scheduled to go to 100 percent capacity. This will likely be the next step for the Rockies in the coming weeks.