WKYC Channel 3 will be the home of the Cleveland Indians’ home game on April 5th against the Kansas City Royals.
CLEVELAND – Editor’s Note: The video in the player above is from March 4, 2021.
The Cleveland Indians will be back at Progressive Field on Monday, April 5, with fans attending for the first time since the 2019 season.
But if you are unable to attend the Indians home game, don’t worry, WKYC Channel 3 has you covered as it will be the television house of Cleveland’s 2021 home debut against the Kansas City Royals.
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First seat is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. ET.
This year’s home opening numbers were unique as fans were not allowed to attend games during the 2020 season – which was shortened to 60 games – due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Instead, the teams played their home games in empty stadiums, which often contained cardboard clippings of fans and simulated stadium noise.
Last month, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that all of the state’s outdoor entertainment options – including Progressive Field – would do so May take up 30 percent of their capacities amid the ongoing pandemic. Last week DeWine announced that if Ohio drops to 50 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population, He will drop all COVID-19-related health orders from the state and restrictions.
DeWine spoke in Cleveland last week and said he could see Progressive Field The full capacity of the fans may be taken up until July 4th.
“I described opening day in Cleveland Indians as 30 percent capacity, but we could deviate from that by May 1st,” DeWine said. “I hope we’ll have full capacity by July 4th.”