Gov. Walz paves way for bigger crowds for sports venues – Twin Cities

Gov. Walz paves way for bigger crowds for sports venues – Twin Cities

The Twins can have as many as 10,000 fans in the stands for their home opener, and the Saints and Minnesota United will be allowed substantial attendance increases under COVID-19 restriction rollbacks that go into effect April 1.

That will include the Twins’ home opener against the Seattle Mariners on April 8, the Saints’ home opener at CHS Field on May 11, and the Loons’ home opener April 24 against Real Salt Lake.

“Wonderwall will be there,” Walz said, referring to Minnesota United supporters. “A little bit social-distanced, but fans are back in the stadiums.”

Under loosened COVID-19 restrictions announced Friday, seated, outdoor entertainment venues will be allowed to host 25 percent of capacity over 500 with a maximum of 10,000 starting April 1. That means up to 10,000 at Target Field, which has an official capacity just under 40,000, about 5,500 at 19,400-seat Allianz Field and 2,100 at CHS Field.

“It would be great to see fans back in…

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