The Cleveland Indians announced earlier this offseason that the maximum capacity at games in April would be capped at around 10,500 fans.
That number could and should go up in May, June, and so on throughout the rest of the summer.
Fans who are not season-ticket holders had to wait to learn about single-game tickets in April.
Monday brought the great news that individual games are now on sale.
TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR ALL APRIL HOME GAMES!
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) March 22, 2021
The home opener is sold out, but tickets remain for the rest of the April home slate.
Single-Game Tickets in April
The Indians have put protocols in place to ensure a safe environment as the COVID-19 pandemic continues on.
If you search for tickets to any game other than the home opener you will see how every section only has a handful of seats available.
Fans will be spaced out according to the tickets available for purchase.
Everyone will also have to remember to wear a mask the entire time at the ballpark.
The Indians notoriously have a rather empty stadium in April after the home opener.
A quick search for the second home game, on April 7, shows plenty tickets up for grabs.
That is a Wednesday afternoon game in April, so the lack of initial demand makes sense.
Honestly, it is just nice to be able to shop for tickets once again.
The April Schedule
The 2021 season is fast approaching as the Indians begin play April 1 in Detroit.
The home opener is several days later on April 5 and the Indians remain home through the weekend.
#Indians announce home opener on April 5 has reached 30% capacity through season-ticket holder presale demand.
Tickets are no longer available.
— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) March 18, 2021
Then comes a road trip that means the Indians will only play five home games from April 1-April 19.
That may actually end up being a blessing in disguise given the usually unpredictable spring weather.
The team finishes the home slate of games in April with a homestand that lasts from April 20-April 28.
April is going to be the trial run for the Indians and the entire league as teams see how the COVID-19 protocols work.
May will hopefully come with a statewide rule allowing more fans in the stands at Progressive Field.
Of course that depends upon COVID-19 numbers in Ohio going down.
But plenty of hope remains and being able to buy tickets for an Indians game is a nice semblance of normalcy after this crazy year.