Fans will be able to attend the World Series and the National League Championship Series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, according to MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred.
Manfred told USA Today's Bob Nightengale that pending approval from Gov. Greg Abbott, fans will be in attendance. How many fans and ticket information have yet to be announced but details are expected soon. The Texas Rangers opened the 40,300-seat, retractable-roof stadium this season but have been unable to welcome fans because of the coronavirus pandemic.
"We are pressing ahead to have fans in Texas," Manfred said. "One of the most important things to our game is the presence of fans. Starting down the path of having fans in stadiums, and in a safe and risk-free environment, is very, very important to our game."
Globe Life Field will host two National League Division Series, including the No. 1 seed vs. the No. 8 seed and No. 4 vs. No. 5. No. 2 vs. No. 7 and No. 3 vs. No. 6 will be played at Minute Maid Park in Houston. The ALDS will be played Oct. 5-9.
The NLCS begins Oct. 12. The ALCS will be at Petco Park in San Diego beginning Oct. 11.