Gov. Whitmer Increases Capacity For Opening Day
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has increased the attendance limit at outdoor stadiums in Michigan to 20% of normal capacity in an announcement on Friday morning.
This will allow Comerica Park to have around 8,200 fans to watch the Detroit Tigers this spring, including Opening Day against Cleveland on April 1st. There will be restrictions on fans who attend, you can see them here.
Also, high school athletes who participate in contact sports will be subject to weekly testing for COVID-19, starting on April 2nd. There are three weeks left in the winter sports season in Michigan. The spring season begins later this month.
The previous restrictions would have allowed only 1,000 people into Comerica Park to watch the Tigers. Current attendance at high school contests are capped at 375. That caps will increase when the basketball tournaments get to the semifinal stage at the Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing and Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.