MLB Confirms Fans for NLCS, World Series at Globe Life Field
Great news Baseball fans! The MLB just announced that a limited number of tickets will be available for the postseason at Arlington’s Globe Life Field. They will be hosting the NLCS and the World Series. Commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed that plans were in the works for this deal last week, but only confirmed Wednesday,
Texas Rangers owner Ray David said, “I feel like a 10-year-old boy coming down the stairs Christmas morning, and they’ve got all of the presents wrapped up, and I can’t open a present. That’s the way I felt about our stadium this year. And that’s why, frankly, I’m excited about having the [NL] Division Series and League Championship and World Series here in our stadium.”
Texas has a more lenient event policy, having hosted both the Professional Bull Riding and National Finals Rodeo events in September. Both of those events moved from Nevada to Texas due to their strategy to allow fans at live events.
Those looking to attend, there will be about 11,500 tickets available for each game, with 10,550 in seating areas and 950 in suites. This will be the grand opening for the $1.2 billion ballpark as the coronavirus cut short the regular season and fans were not allowed. The ballpark will be operating at 28% capacity. Texas 50 percent capacity allowance at large events, as long as approved safety measures are adhered to.
Fans can purchase tickets in sets of four, with each “pod” separated from others for social distancing requirements. Individuals will be limited to the purchase of one set of tickets per game in the NLCS and World Series. The ballpark will also see the first neutral-site World Series in history.
“To see fans in our ballpark is going to be very exciting,” said Rob Matwick, Rangers executive vice president for business operations. “This is what we have been pointing for since we started the construction back four years ago. To see it come to fruition is pretty significant. Not necessarily the circumstances we hoped to have — we hoped to have the Rangers on the field — but it will be exciting to see fans come into Globe Life Field in the fall of 2020.”