Fan capacity increasing for Houston sporting events

The future of fans at sporting events
The future of fans at sporting events

HOUSTON – With the season in full swing, fans are already in the stands at Reckling Park for Rice baseball, but at a limited capacity.

“We’ve been averaging about a little over 900 people per game so far this year,” said Chuck Pool, the Assistant AD & Athletic Communications for Rice University.

While other outdoor sporting events for Rice have also had limited capacity, indoor events have had no fans and for now, it will stay that way.

“It’s been a year like no other and I don’t think we want to rush it,” Pool said.

Professional teams like the Houston Astros sent a letter to season ticket holders saying they’re all welcomed back with different seating options. As far as the general public though, they’re waiting to see the response from season ticket holders before finalizing any plans.

As for the Houston Rockets, about 2,500 fans are being let into the Toyota Center for games. According to the Rockets CEO & President, there will be no changes to current procedures.

Over at NRG, the Texans season won’t start for several months, although a Disney on Ice event and an Auto Auction are scheduled soon. NRG said the event organizers will set the capacity limits.


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