2021 Baseball Seating Capacity

Latest update (June 8): Many teams are now allowing full capacity…or will by early July.

2021 Major League Baseball Seating Plans Still Evolving

Ballpark seating plans for the 2021 Major League Baseball season continue to change daily, and differs by team. We’ve compiled the latest plan for each team below. Most teams are opening up additional capacity, many already at full capacity. Most should be full capacity by early July.

Finding Tickets while under capacity restrictions

Restricted capacities will mean that tickets will be harder to come by than in pre-COVID times, unless you are already a season ticket holder. However, tickets have found their way to the secondary market. There are many reputable, legit ticket brokers online, a few that even provide ticket discounts. While many teams make it easy for season ticket holders to sell their tickets on StubHub, they are not the only source (and definitely not the cheapest) for tickets. Among the highest-rated brokers are Vivid Seats and Ticket Network, based on their lower all-in costs (list + fees).

About those fees: All of the brokers on the secondary market charge fees. And theyk all seem ridiculous once they are added on to the base price. We always recommend shopping a few brokers to sanity check the “all-in” cost, but we have found that most often Vivid Seats and Ticket Network win the price battle – even if supply is limited a bit more than StubHub.

2021 Seating Plans by Team

Arizona Diamondbacks: Allowed 25% capacity – (approx. 12,000 fans). The team also plans to close the upper concourse for select games, limiting attendance even further. Find D-Backs tickets.

Atlanta Braves: The Braves are set to increase from 33% capacity (13,500 fans) to 100% capacity (41,000+) at Truist Park on May 7.

Seating Capacity for the 2021 MLB Baseball season will be limited.
Seating Capacity for MLB games in 2021 will be limited at the start of the season. Some seats will be physically restricted from fans.

Baltimore Orioles: The Orioles will increase from 25% capacity to 100% capacity on June 1.

Boston Red Sox: The Red Sox are at 100% capacity starting May 29. For parking, ticket, and hotel advice, read our complete guide to Fenway Park.

Chicago Cubs: Capacity will increase to 100% of stadium capacity, starting June 11.

Chicago White Sox: Starting June 25th, the White Sox will increase capacity from 60% to 100%.

Visit bestbaseballseats.com for Cubs and White Sox seating recommendations.

Cincinnati Reds: After starting the season at 30% capacity (12,700 fans), Great American Ballpark will return to full capacity starting June 2.

Cleveland Indians: Going to full capacity on June 2.

Colorado Rockies: Capacity increased to 70% on June 1 (35,000 fans), and will get to 100% on June 28 at Coors Field -in plenty of time for All-Star Week. To find the best seats and other Coors Field information, go to Best Rockies Seats.

Detroit Tigers: The Tigers will return to full capacity at Comerica Park on June 8.

Houston Astros: The Astros will allow 100% capacity for the rest of the season.

Kansas City Royals: Kauffman Stadium will increase capacity from 17,400 fans to full capacity (about 35,000) starting on May 31. For Kauffman Stadium seating recommendations and Royals Tickets, visit Best Baseball Seats.

Los Angeles Angels: The state of California ruled on Friday March 5 that the Angels can start the season at 20% capacity – approximately 9,00 fans.

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Los Angeles Dodgers: On June 15, Dodger Stadium returns to full capacity. Read Dodger Stadium Seating recommendations on Best Baseball Seats.

Miami Marlins: Planning to allow up to 25% capacity, or around 9,000 fans.

Milwaukee Brewers: The Brewers have increased capacity to 50% at American Family Field (21,000 fans), starting May 14th. On June 25th, American Family Field will be full capacity.

Minnesota Twins: The Twins expanded capacity to 60% on May 14th, and will increase to 80% for June games and full capacity on July 5th.

New York Mets: The Mets began the season with capacity for 8,400 fans; that increases to 14,000 fans in Mid-May. Learn more about Citi Field in our guide to Mets games.

New York Yankees: The Yankees started the 2021 baseball season with seating capacity at 20%, or 10,800 fans. In Mid-May, capacity will increase to 33% (~18,000 fans). Be sure to visit our Yankees page for more information on Yankee Stadium.

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Oakland Athletics: The A’s return to full capacity starting June 29th. RingCentral Coliseum seating recommendations.

Philadelphia Phillies: Will increase capacity to about 16,000 fans starting on May 21.

Pittsburgh Pirates: PNC Park will operate at 55% capacity in June, and increase to 100% capacity starting July 1.

San Diego Padres: California ruled on March 5th that 20% (approx. 8,500 fans) will be allowed to start the season at Petco Park. Learn more about the best seating options at Petco Park.

San Francisco Giants: 20% capacity (8,000 fans) will be allowed. Oracle Park seating recommendations.

Seattle Mariners: The Mariners will allow 26,265 tickets to be sold as “vaccine only”, with no social distancing, in addition to pod seating for 4,680, starting June 14. As of now, it appears the Mariners will open T-Mobile Park to full capacity, starting July 2.

St. Louis Cardinals: Busch Stadium capacity will be 29,000 until June 14th, when it opens to full capacity. Find Cardinals tickets through guide to Busch Stadium Seating.

Tampa Bay Rays: The Rays are now allowing 20,000 fans at Tropicana Field…which, although not full capacity, is above their pre-pandemic average attendance.

Texas Rangers: The Rangers have announced that they will be open to 100% capacity for Opening Day, with a slight reduction for the remaining games in April. After Opening Day, the Rangers will operate some dedicated socially-distanced sections in Left Field (241-244). If you’re planning to go to MLB’s newest ballpark this season, please read our complete coverage of Globe Life Field.

The 2021 Baseball season is likely to start with 25% capacity
25% seating capacity at Globe Life Field allows for social distancing

Toronto Blue Jays: The Blue Jays are now playing their home games at Sahlen Field in Buffalo, New York. Full capacity at Sahlen Field is 16,600, but the Blue Jays run there began June 1 with 5,321 fans (about 1/3 full). Capacity will increase throughout the month, as conditions warrant.

Washington Nationals: The District of Columbia has granted permission for the Nationals to allow about 14,000 fans on May 14th; will increase to 100% capacity on June 11.


Steve Novak is a corporate quant jock by day, and freelance writer and founder of Sports Infotainment, LLC in his spare time. His opinions are just that - however, probably based in a lot of analytics. He can be reached at SteveN@bestballparkseats.com

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