COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – With no more capacity or social distancing restrictions from the state, the National Baseball Hall of Fame will open the free lawn seating area for September’s induction ceremony, without requiring tickets.
The return to the standard seating format is good news for baseball fans, who now have a better chance to see Derek Jeter, Larry Walker, Marvin Miller and Ted Simmons get inducted.
When COVID-19 restrictions were still in place, the HOF said there would be an in-person ceremony, but tickets would be required. With the state lifting restrictions last week, tickets will no longer be necessary to limit the number of fans.
The 2021 Induction Ceremony on Sept. 8 will return to its standard, unticketed seating format, with tickets no longer required for lawn seating. (Photo: Parker Fish) https://t.co/tssB7vSUhD pic.twitter.com/Xlms3kg0oG
— National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum ⚾ (@baseballhall) June 21, 2021
Crowds at the induction ceremony have reached as high as 55,000 people.
The ceremony will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 1:30 p.m. at the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown, and will also be broadcast live on the MLB Network.
The awards ceremony will be an indoor, television-only event, which can be viewed at Saturday, July 24.