Earlier this week it was revealed by the City of Philadelphia that COVID restrictions will be lifted entirely on June 11th. Only the mask mandate will remain in place.

Expect full capacity stadiums at that point, but in the meantime, the Phillies are gonna go to 16,000 fans beginning next Friday, as announced Thursday via club statement:

Due to the city’s current social-distancing guidelines being reduced from six to three feet, on May 21, the Phillies will increase seating capacity from 11,000 to 16,000 starting with the Boston Red Sox series and continuing with the series against the Washington Nationals (June 4-6) and Atlanta Braves (June 8-10).

Beginning on Saturday, June 12, the first matchup of a two-game set against the New York Yankees, the seating capacity will increase to 100 percent for the remainder of the 2021 season. A limited number of seating pods will be available for fans who prefer to remain in a socially-distanced environment. Tailgating will also be permitted in lots surrounding the ballpark.

Face coverings are still currently required when attending games, per city guidelines.

Great news. We’re gonna have a full CBP, a full Subaru Park, a full Wells Fargo Center for the Sixers’ playoff run, and a full Lincoln Financial Field when the Birds fire it up in September. It’s awesome baby! That’s what Dickie V would say.