The Springfield Cardinals announced they no longer require fans to wear a mask in outdoor areas at Hammons Field.
The move comes after the Springfield City Council voted to immediately repeal outdoor masking requirements.
Other protocol updates from the Cardinals:
– Per the Yellow Phase of the Springfield Road to Recovery, all fans will still be seated in socially distanced pods at a capacity limit of close to 2,200 through games on May 23.
– Masking is still required for fans ages 12 and up in all Indoor Areas of Hammons Field, including the Team Store, all restrooms, indoor portions of suites, and the inside portion of the SpringNet Champions Club.
– Fans that are not yet fully vaccinated are encouraged to wear masks inside the stadium unless actively eating or drinking.
– After hearing feedback from fans, we will be altering our bag policy. While we still recommend no bags outside of medical devices or diaper bags, fans are allowed bring a 9″ x 5″ clutch and we are amending this policy to also include clear bags. We have a small number available for purchase in the Team Store, but are placing an order for more. Fans are also welcome to purchase from an outside retailer of their choice.