White Sox crowds can increase to 100% capacity on June 25
Playing in front of some lively crowds since May 24, when COVID-19 restrictions eased and the capacity at Guaranteed Rate Field increased to 60%, the White Sox are soon going to have even more fans in the stands.
Getting approvals from the State of Illinois and City of Chicago and in accordance with Phase 5 planning, the Sox will be fully open with 100% capacity beginning with a June 25 game against the Mariners.
"This is an incredible milestone for the Chicagoland community and White Sox fans," chief revenue and marketing officer Brooks Boyer said in a statement. "Since the pandemic began, the entire organization has been looking forward to the day we could welcome all fans back home to see White Sox baseball in person. It's a night we're going to celebrate with all of the pomp and circumstance of our annual home opener."
The Sox averaged 11,411 fans through their first 32 games at Guaranteed Rate Field, and they made an impression on rookie relief pitcher Garrett Crochet.
"It's pretty cool," the 21-year-old lefty said. "I've never really played in front of that many fans before so having everybody here and on our side is pretty cool."
Capacity at Guaranteed Rate Field is 40,615.