For the first time since California’s reopening and lifting of the social distancing regulations, the San Francisco Giants reopened Oracle Park to fans to full capacity. On June 25th, eager fans returned to the stadium to watch the Giants play against the Oakland A’s.
On June 15th, California reopened and eased restrictions on capacity and distancing regulations for nearly all businesses and events. This allowed the Giants to open the entire stadium’s 41,915 seats to fans 10 days after the state’s reopening.
"California's reopening is an important milestone in our state's recovery from the challenging and, for many, life-changing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic," team president and CEO Larry Baer said in a statement. "We have been working closely with the San Francisco Department of Health to safely implement these reopening guidelines at Oracle Park and we are excited to welcome even more fans back to Oracle Park next month."
The stadium returned to pre-pandemic normalcy, including allowing season-ticket holders to return to their normal seats. Fan-favorite food and concessions also made a comeback, including the popular crab sandwiches. The reopening also gave the fans the chance to see new changes to the stadium, including the newly-designed bullpens where fans now have direct views from the Garden into the Giants bullpen and of the playing field beyond.
To celebrate the reopening, the Giants welcomed back fans with a fireworks display on the night of the 25th, gave out approximately 15,000 Mike Yastrzemski bobbleheads on Saturday the 26th, and handed out baseball caps to the first 5,000 fans aged 14 and under on Sunday the 27th.
In the first session of the 3-game Bay Bridge series, the Giants defeated the Oakland A’s 2-0. “But thanks to the vigilance, the continued work by everybody in the community. Vaccinations in San Francisco itself are like 20% above the state average and 20 points above the state average,” Baer said. “And the state has done well with the vaccination. So we're really proud of how the community has come together.”
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