With approval from city and state officials, the White Sox and the Cubs both announced yesterday that they would be increasing capacity to 60% later this month, with the White Sox starting on May 24 against the Cardinals and the Cubs on May 28 against the Reds. For this weekend’s games against the Royals, the White Sox will feature two vaccinated-only sections without social distancing for fans showing proof of vaccination. The Cubs will do the same for their series against the Nationals next week. Fans will still be required to wear masks, although very few actually do.
The expectation is that both teams will be back to full capacity by the end of June, which may jumble up plans on how to sell tickets for the early part of next month. Other than the additional capacity added to games already on sale, neither team has announced future sales plans as of this morning.