Last spring, when we normally would have been welcoming our fans back to Nationals Park for a new season of baseball, our stadium instead stood empty and quiet. We all dreamed of the day that fans would once again be able to come back to the ballpark.
This dream came true on April 6, when we were able to welcome 5,000 fans back to Nationals Park for Opening Day. After extensive discussion and planning with the Government of the District of Columbia, health experts and Major League Baseball, we are excited to announce that we will be expanding our capacity to 25%, beginning with our April 15 game.
We will continue to prioritize our Season Plan Holders while our seating capacity remains limited, but we hope to allow additional fans to join us at Nationals Park soon. We look forward to continuing to increase our capacity in the coming weeks, and we will adjust our operations accordingly to welcome back more of our loyal fans at that time. We thank you for your patience and understanding in following these guidelines during this unprecedented time. Welcome home, fans.