Boston's major sports teams will begin allowing spectators to return to stadiums next month.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced Thursday that the state is planning to enter Phase 4 of its reopening plan, which paves the way for the NBA's Celtics, NHL's Bruins, and MLB's Red Sox to allow some fans into stadiums and arenas after March 22.
The Red Sox announced Fenway Park will be open to the public starting in April but don't know how many people will be allowed to attend games. Other MLB clubs, such as the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds, are starting the 2021 campaign with a 30% capacity.
Meanwhile, the Celtics (beginning March 29) and Bruins (March 23), who both play at TD Garden, are permitted to have up to 12% capacity, the arena announced.
Fan attendance has been very limited, when not prohibited completely, at professional sporting events since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic in March 2020.