Photos show the fans sitting side-by-side not wearing masks at Texas Rangers first game
After Texas lifted the COVID-19 protection, including the mask mandate and limits in capacity at businesses, the first game of the Texas Rangers on Monday gathered a full-capacity crowd to sit side-by-side.
The Rangers fans said there was nothing to stop them from coming to the game, even the fear of virus.
The photos taken during the game of the Rangers against the Toronto Blue Jays show the fans sitting site by site in full 40,000-capacity. According to the news reports, there were 1,000 tickets still available for the series opening.
The images also show many of fans not wearing masks regardless of the pre-given rules to wear face protection unless eating or drinking.
"Texas is leading the way," the fan said.
"We're very confident we won't be a super-spreader event," said Neil Leibman, the Rangers' CEO and president of business operations, said last month shortly after Gov. Greg Abbott lifted COVID-19 protections.. "With all the protocols that we're following, we'll be extremely responsible and provide a very comfortable environment for somebody to enjoy the game without worrying we're going to be a spreader event."
A look at Globe Life Field where the Texas Rangers are currently playing in front of a full-capacity crowd of 40,000+ fans. pic.twitter.com/fh31UJUVMe— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 5, 2021
The Houston Astros will operate with 50% capacity to start the season.