SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The San Francisco Giants announced a deal Wednesday with the city of Scottsdale that allows the team to host between 750-1,000 fans during exhibition games.
Meanwhile, the city of Mesa approved gave an A’s proposal to host up to 2,000 fans for 15 games at Hohokam Stadium last week.READ MORE: Bay Area Health Expert Hails Potential of Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine in Pandemic Battle
Mesa’s deputy city manager Marc Heirshberg wrote in an email: “The city has accepted the plan and appreciates the effort and details the A’s have considered to protect players, staff and fans. Mesa is looking forward to working with the A’s to host a safe, healthy and successful 2021 spring training season.”READ MORE: High School Girl Sues San Mateo County, State of California to Allow Indoor Youth Sports
The Giants deal, approved by Major League Baseball, provides first priority to current season ticket holders. As the COVID-19 continues to threaten the lives of everyday Americans, seats will be sold in pods of 2 or 4 seats and fans will be required to wear masks. The team expects to reach out to potential customers this week.
The league continued to work out game schedules after the announcement Wednesday. As it stands now, officials scheduled the Giants to play 28 games in 30 days, with half of those in Scottsdale, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.MORE NEWS: Longtime San Francisco Merchants Lament Recent Spike in Burglaries
The Scottsdale baseball stadium can hold up to 12,000 attendees.