Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced today that fans will be allowed back into baseball stadiums for Opening Day of the 2021 season on April 1.
"Folks, we've significantly slowed the spread of COVID, getting our positivity rate down to 2.8%," Lightfoot wrote in a tweet.
"And now, we can begin to safely welcome fans back to our baseball stands on opening day," she added.
The Chicago White Sox said that they will "welcome a limited number of fans, approximately 20% of Guaranteed Rate Field’s total capacity, in physically distanced seating pods at home games," in a statement today.
The Chicago Cubs also announced that "the team is approved to host 20% of Wrigley Field's capacity beginning with the April 1 home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates," in a statement today.
Both teams noted that they will be enforcing masking for all fans and that they will employ "pod-style seating for physical distancing."
Lightfoot herself also said that "although we’re reopening, masking is still of utmost importance" in her tweet.
See the mayor's tweet: