MLB to allow fans to attend 2020 NLCS, World Series in Texas originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
When the NLCS begins in about two weeks, and the World Series in about three, there will be fans in attendance.
MLB announced Wednesday it will make a limited number of tickets — approximately 11,000 — available for the two series, both of which will be played at Globe Life Field in Texas.
The NLDS, NLCS and World Series are all being played in Texas this fall as part of MLB's postseason bubble.
Of the tickets being made available, 10,550 fans will be spread throughout the ballpark, while another 950 will be in suites. Those in attendance will be subject to health and safety protocols due to COVID-19 in conjunction with state and local regulations, however.
Tickets in the seating bowl will be sold in groups of four adjacent seats, which MLB is calling "pods." Fans may purchase one pod max per NLCS and World Series game.
Tickets for all seven games of each series will go on-sale next Tuesday, Oct. 6, on 10 a.m. CT at MLB.com and texasrangers.com.
Seats within a pod can't be sold individually, and each pod will be at least six feet apart from others. No seats will be sold within 20 feet of where players may be located on the field, in the dugout or bullpen.
Hand sanitizing stations will be positioned throughout the ballpark, and fans must wear masks when not actively eating or drinking in their seats.
It will be different, but fans in attendance will be a welcomed addition to bring back the in-game atmosphere we've missed this season.