With Some COVID-appropriate Prep, Bucks County Phillies Fans Can Safely Cheer — Or Boo — in Person

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The turnstiles of Citizens Bank Park will spin this week to admit Phillies fans back, albeit in fewer numbers and with plenty of safety protocols, reports Annie McCormick and the digital staff of 6ABC. 

In a statement, the team said it wants “…fans and guests to be assured of enhanced COVID-19 safety guidelines and protocols when attending Phillies home games.” 

The team said the following protocols were developed in conjunction with Major League Baseball, the City of Philadelphia, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: 

  • Face coverings – They’re required for all attendees over the age of two and must be always worn on ballpark property (except while eating or drinking) 
  • Bag and backpacks – Nada. Single-compartment purses, medical bags and diaper bags are okay but will be inspected 
  • Clean team & hand sanitizer stations – All areas occupied or encountered by fans will be disinfected before, during and after each game, using CDC/EPA-approved products. Touchless hand-sanitizer stations will be everywhere 
  • Cashless points of sale – Make sure you’ve got a credit card for concessions and merch 
  • Social distancing – Signage and verbal reminders will help ensure safety 
  • Mobile ticketing – All seats are sold through the MLB Ballpark App. Parking passes, too 
  • Tailgating – No surprise here; it’s not allowed 

Further details on attending the season opener against Atlanta are on 6ABC

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