BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The wait is almost over -- Fenway Park and the Red Sox are getting ready to welcome back a full house of fans when state Covid-19 restrictions expire later this month.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced on Monday that on May 29, 2021, Massachusetts will drop all virus restrictions -- including capacity limits and the statewide mask mandate.
In a statement on Monday, Red Sox President and CEO Sam Kennedy thanked Gov. Baker and Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey for their work in moving towards a full state reopening.
“A year ago, the Governor and his team set forth a roadmap for the safe reopening of the Commonwealth," Kennedy said. "It is because of the administration’s steadfast leadership and intentional planning that we are now able to lift restrictions and limits put into place over 15 months ago to keep our community safe."
Capacity limits will be lifted for all sports venues in Massachusetts, including at TD Garden -- where officials say they’re working with the leagues to update their guidance, and will make an announcement when more details are available.
All large venues are still currently operating at 25 percent capacity until May 29.
The first game allowed to have 100 percent seating capacity will take place on May 29 -- when the Red Sox take on the Miami Marlins.
WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports.