Astros announce spring training dates, fans attending games

As expected, this spring training will look a little different than most

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The Astros have announced details for its 2021 Spring Training.

The first workout for Astros pitchers and catchers is scheduled for Feb. 18, with the first full-squad workout scheduled for Feb. 22.

There was speculation MLB teams may train at their home stadiums, but the Astros will once again be in West Palm Beach.

As noted by Astros PR, “workout dates for all clubs are subject to change based on Major League Baseball health and safety protocols.”

As for fans, the Astros have said a “limited number of fans” will be allowed to attend the spring training games. Details on how many will follow. There will be no fans in attendance during workouts, which is MLB’s league-wide policy this year.

More details are expected in the coming days.