5,000 fans were supposed to attend today’s Opening Day game. The Washington Nationals, denied play in front of fans after their 2019 World Championship Season, were to play for the first time with people in the seats at Nationals Stadium Thursday, April 1.
The decision to postpone the game was made Thursday morning after 1 player tested positive and 4 more were quarantined. Friday’s game is also postponed, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney, who broke the news. Saturday’s game is still undecided.
The hope among those involved is that Mets and Nationals can play Saturday, but of course, the situation is fluid.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) April 1, 2021
The Washington Nationals announced Mar 16 that up to 5,000 fans would be permitted to attend games, beginning with the Opening Day pitch against the New York Mets. Strict protocols were issued for attendance.
Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced some relaxation of Phase Two COVID restrictions at a press conference earlier the same day. Both DC United and the Washington Nationals applied and received approval from the Government of the District of Columbia and their respective leagues.