Dodgers Set to Return to Full Capacity on June 15, Two Other California Teams Set to Re-Open at Full Capacity as Well


Enrique Medina / El Paisano Media

The Dodgers will return back to full capacity on a Tuesday, it will be the second of a three game series against Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies. For the boys in blue, it marks the first time to have fans return in full since the 2019 postseason.

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced this past Friday that they will be opening their gates to full capacity starting June 15. The announcement was made prior to the team’s away series against the San Francisco Giants. In the announcement, the team announced all games held prior to the 15th will still be held at a limited capacity. 

What to Expect Before June 15 and Beyond

Those games include a home series versus the Giants, Cardinals, Rangers, and Phillies. Fans will continue to be seated in separated pods or in the fully vaccinated area of the stadium. The announcement comes amongst a Dodgers team that has recently won 11 of its last 12 games. The most recent of those being a sweep of the rival San Francisco Giants. The recent surge comes after the Dodgers went through a rough stretch at the end of April and early May. 

With the return to full capacity, it will mark the very first time since back during the 2019 season that Dodger Stadium will have a full house of 56,00 people. The team also announced that single-game tickets for the series’ starting on June 15 will be available starting Thursday, May 27th.

Other California Teams’ Plans

Along with that, two other California teams join the Dodgers in returning to full capacity. The Los Angeles Angels and San Diego Padres also announced they will be reopening their home ballparks in mid-June. 

The Angels have set to open Angel Stadium to full capacity on June 17. They will be hosting the visiting Detroit Tigers. 

As for the Padres, they will also have full capacity at Petco Park on June 17. The Padres announced that for their full capacity re-opening, they will hold an “Opening Day” for the Padres. The team will celebrate front-line workers and their role in making the reopening possible. 

As for the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics, no official announcements have been made about a full capacity re-opening yet. There is reason to believe though that something may be revealed soon amongst the idea.    

Baseball is in the Midst of Going Back to Normality

Other teams across the country have similarly also started announcing their very own reopening plans. The Brewers, Cardinals, and Braves all announced them going back to full capacity as well too. 

After last year’s season full of cardboard cutouts, fake, ambient fan noises, and more, baseball normality is gaining more and more traction than ever before.