White Sox Making Plans For Limited Fans In Stands

The state will allow up to 20% capacity, but the city hasn't given such clearance yet.

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June 24, 2020 - 4:45 pm
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(670 The Score) On Monday, the state of Illinois opened the possibility of fans attending MLB games in Chicago in 2020 when it announced it will permit attendance of up to 20% capacity for outdoor stadiums and venues as part of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's fourth phase of reopening.

While they're subject to MLB guidelines as well as city policy that hasn't given clearance yet for such a gathering, the White Sox have some hope on this front behind the scenes.

The White Sox are making plans to play with a limited number of fans in the stands at Guaranteed Rate Field later this season, 670 The Score afternoon host Danny Parkins reported on air Wednesday. Chicago's decreasing number of COVID-19 cases has given the White Sox hope that it will be possible down the line.

How the logistics would work remains unclear, as social distancing would be required. Not all players will even be allowed to sit in the dugout, as some will sit in the stands themselves.

MLB will conduct a 60-game season that starts July 23 or July 24. Players are set to report to spring training 2.0 in their home cities by July 1.