Baseball fans are getting geared up today as it is the first day of the regular season.
Texas Rangers fans are excited as well, as their home opener in their new stadium will be held on April 5 at full fan capacity, but President Joe Biden doesn't believe it's a good idea as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on.
Welcome home. https://t.co/dSgNf0Gupn— Texas Rangers (@Texas Rangers) 1617055555.0
In an interview with ESPN, the president calls the decision to open at full capacity a "mistake," saying they should "listen to Dr. Fauci, the scientists, and the experts."
The new Globe Life Field can hold up to 40,300 people, but the Texas Rangers organization says they are working closely with MLB officials, the MLB Players Association, and the city of Arlington in order to set certain precautions in place, including mandatory masks unless fans are eating or drinking at their seats.
The team's decision to allow fans to attend at 100% capacity comes weeks after Governor Greg Abbott lifted the state's mask mandated and allowed all business to reopen at full capacity, another decision Joe Biden strongly opposed.