OMAHA, Neb. - After last year's College World Series was canceled due to COVID-19, fans are expected back at TD Ameritrade Park in 2021, and they're now expected back in full capacity.
The NCAA released new guidelines for championships today, allowing local health authorities to determine fan capacities. The NCAA did note in its release that the decision is subject to change, based "on emerging trends and science around COVID-19."
With Douglas County's directed health measures and Omaha's mask ordinance set to have expired by the start of the College World Series, college baseball fans could very likely be watching the tournament in a packed stadium with no requirements for social distancing or masks.
The NCAA is still encouraging attendees to be cautious of COVID-19 spread.
“Each person attending an NCAA championship should make an informed decision about wearing a mask and physical distancing in keeping with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” Dr. Brian Hainline, NCAA Chief Medical Officer, said in the NCAA release.