Early success of COVID-19 control leads to an early opening of full capacity at Wade Stadium
Hannah Stark, firstname.lastname@example.org
Duluth, MN – As the Duluth Huskies look to improve their baseball record, their success in blocking out Covid-19 cannot be overlooked. With zero Covid cases linked to Wade Stadium, General Manager Greg Culver and Owner Mike Rosenzweig have decided to start lifting Covid restrictions early.
What is changing at Wade Stadium you may ask? Starting June 8th against the LaCrosse Loggers, the mandatory mask mandate will be uplifted. Wade Stadium will only encourage their fans to wear masks. The most notable change that fans can look forward to is a full capacity stadium. The Huskies are currently operating at a limited capacity by only allowing 900 fans, 150 per section, at the home games. Beginning June 14th, the Huskies will allow their total capacity at 3,365 people within the stadium.
With the original Covid restrictions being uplifted in July, General Manager Greg Culver is excited to see the stadium operating at full capacity. “With zero Covid cases linked to Wade, we feel comfortable to open things up early and reach our end goal of taking walk-up crowds for food and drink by June 24th.
However comfortable the Huskies feel with opening up to total stadium capacity, there are still a few concerns regarding staffing and Covid-19. “We will still keep some protocols in place regarding the players’ and fan interactions, and encouraging fans to still wear a mask when in close quarters with others,” says GM Greg Culver.
As for the staffing shortage, that is where you come in Huskies fans. Wade Stadium is still looking for people to work their concession and beer stands for the summer! This is an excellent opportunity for young baseball fans (15+) to gain some experience as well. Local baseball and softball teams can also use this as an opportunity to work and raise money for new equipment and other expenses.
For more information, go to the Duluth Huskies website under the Community tab to apply, or you can call at (218) 786-9909 or visit the Wade Stadium for more information!
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The Duluth Huskies are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 26th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 230 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Stars Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (MIA). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit www.northwoodsleague.com or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.