March 12, 2021
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP)–The Minnesota Twins are the latest Major League Baseball team to receive government approval for fans to return to their games this season. They can play at Target Field for now in front of a capacity of up to 10,000 people.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and the state’s health department announced Friday a series of rolled-back COVID-19 restrictions. Large outdoor venues have a limit of 10,000 people, about 25% of what the ballpark holds. The Twins’ home opener is April 8th against Seattle. Most major league teams have already announced plans to open the gates at varying capacities for 2021.
Minnesota’s seated indoor venues can now admit up to 3,000 people.
That would allow the NBA’s Timberwolves and NHL’s Wild to begin letting in fans again. Only a limited amount of family members of players and staff have been able to attend those games this season.