Jumbo Shrimp opening stadium to 100% capacity in June

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp give fans the chance to rent out 121 Financial Ballpark

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jumbo Shrimp plan to start operating at 100% capacity starting in June. The announcement was made in an email to season ticket holders that was sent out Saturday and confirmed by the team on Monday afternoon.

In addition to the increased stadium capacity, the Jumbo Shrimp won’t require masks at 121 Financial Ballpark. Face coverings for those who haven’t been vaccinated are still encouraged.

“This news has been a long time in the making, from our safe reopening for special events throughout the last calendar year to beginning the 2021 Jumbo Shrimp season last month with our safe reopening plan. We could not be more thrilled to have all of our Jumbo Shrimp fans back here at 121 Financial Ballpark,” Jumbo Shrimp owner/CEO Ken Babby said in a release.

“We express tremendous gratitude to all of the city and state officials, gameday staff and front office staff who worked tirelessly with us to keep our community safe. The atmosphere in Jacksonville has always made our games special for fans and players alike, and we are ecstatic for that to return.”

Currently, the Jumbo Shrimp are only filling the stadium to 45% capacity and allowing around 5,000 fans per game. That will continue through the end of the month. When the Jumbo Shrimp return for their series against Norfolk on June 8, those attendance caps will no longer be in place.

“We all excited to bring this sense of normalcy back to our fans as we safely reopen 121 Financial Ballpark to full capacity,” Jumbo Shrimp executive vice president/general manager Harold Craw said in a release.

“For over a year now, our staff has been hard at work to offer safe, affordable, family fun events for our fans. We are confident that 121 Financial Ballpark will continue to be a safe place for fans of all ages to enjoy a night of Jumbo Shrimp baseball, along with all of the special events we host throughout the summer.”

Tickets for the rest of the season are available at jaxshrimp.com,

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