This weekend, the San Diego Padres come into town to face the Los Angeles Dodgers in a four-game series. On Saturday, fans will be noticing something different as the Dodgers introduce a fully vaccinated fan section.
Sections 166LG and 168LG in the loge level will be reserved for fans for whom "at least two weeks have passed since they received their final vaccine dose," as well as children between the ages of 2 and 15 who can provide proof of having tested negative for the virus within 72 hours of admission, the team said in a statement.
Children under the age of 2 will not need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Social distancing will not be required in the fully vaccinated-only section, according to the news release. People in those sections will be seated directly next to others. Face coverings must be worn in sections 166LG and 168LG, except while actively eating or drinking in the ticketed seat, the team said. Those who are unable to prove their eligibility will be denied entry to the fully vaccinated fan section.
The Dodgers open a four-game series on Thursday against San Diego, with Walker Buehler on the mound. Saturday's first pitch is scheduled for 6:10 pm.