The Missoula Paddleheads Minor League Baseball team announced this week that they will be playing to 50 percent capacity, pursuant to an agreement with the Missoula City County Health Department.

Director of Marketing and Public Relations Taylor Rush provided details to KGVO News.

“Just in time for our individual tickets to go on sale and for our full promotions calendar, we've announced today that Ogren Park Allegiant Field will be operating at 50% capacity to start the 2021 season,” said Rush.

Rush said the Missoula City County Health Department has been a great ally in helping to get the season started with as many fans as are safely possible.

“The Health Department has been great to work with,” he said. “They've been a great advocate for community safety and, you know, really helped us kind of lead the way with initiatives and safety for our community. We're looking at the 50% capacity. We had some opportunities to look at different numbers, but to start the season, we thought that this first month of the year with our non baseball events and our baseball games that the smart thing to do was to set a capacity that we were all comfortable with.”

Rush said there will be some restrictions to promote public safety at the games and other events.

“The fans will be required to wear face coverings while they're moving throughout the concourse entering and exiting the facility,” he said. “Of course they'll be allowed to take their mask off when they're enjoying a beer and a hot dog in the stands. Included in that we will maintain our one way ingress and egress in the bathrooms, and we'll have hand sanitizer stations throughout the ballpark.”

Rush described what 50 percent capacity will look like at Missoula Paddleheads games.

“50% capacity at the stadium is going to be roughly 2,000 depending on each event,” he said. Our fire code would say 10,000 people is you know when we have concerts, but when we look at it in terms of the facility, the seating bowl and how we can appropriately place fans throughout the ballpark it's going to be in and around that 2000 range.

Tickets are on sale now by clicking on this link.

The first home game will be Saturday, May 22 as the Paddleheads will host Great Falls.


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