As more people across the United States continue to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the country takes one step closer to a return to normalcy. Not only does this mean in-person reunions with family and friends, but also the return of full arenas and stadiums.
One sports team that took a major step in that direction is the MLB's Kansas City Royals. The team announced on Tuesday that Kauffman Stadium would be returning to full capacity beginning on Monday, May 31. Considering the magnitude of the announcement, Royals fans have every right to be excited about this update.
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While some teams have been gradually raising their capacity levels, it's pretty exciting to see the Royals make the jump to 100% after having been operating at 45%. While the current capacity is better than nothing, it doesn't compare to the potential sound of nearly 38,000 screaming Royals fans.
However, fans shouldn't get too ahead of themselves before attending future Royals games. Considering that the pandemic isn't over yet, there are still restrictions in place. For example, only fully vaccinated fans can be maskless at any home games. The stadium will also continue operating without using cash to limit any potential spread of the virus.
Hopefully, the Royals give their fans a lot to cheer about when Kauffman Stadium returns to max capacity. The team has lost eight of their last 10 games and currently sit seven games back of the Chicago White Sox for first in the AL Central.
The Royals' odds to win their division sit at +1400, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. It might seem like a bit of a long shot, but the team is hoping that their fans can help turn their season around in the right direction.
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