The Royals announced today that Kauffman Stadium will return to full capacity beginning on May 31 against the Pirates. Tickets for all games for the remainder of the season will go on sale on Thursday, May 20 at 10 a.m. CT at royals.com. The Royals had previously announced there will no longer be a mask requirement beginning with this week’s homestand.
Kauffman Stadium will still retain many of the health and safety protocols, including restrictions on bags. Only 6.5’’ x 4.5’’ clutch purses and clear infant or medical single compartment bags will be permitted. Outside food is prohibited. The stadium will also continue to be cashless, with a credit card or debit card needed to make purchases. Tickets and parking must be purchased in advance and will be accessible only on the MLB Ballpark app, with no paper copies. Masks are still recommended for non-vaccinated guests.
Kauffman will also open up the Outfield Experience and Hall of Fame on May 31.
The Boston Red Sox announced they will also go to full capacity on May 29. The Braves have been operating at full capacity since April 28, and the Texas Rangers have operated at full capacity all season. Last week, the CDC issued new guidance that vaccinated individuals no longer have to wear masks in outdoor settings, even crowds, and in some indoor settings. The city of Kansas City dropped its mask mandate on Friday. The CDC estimates about 60 percent of American adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.