MANKATO, MN. – Under new guidelines set by the Minnesota Department of Health, the Mankato MoonDogs will now allow 125 more fans into Franklin Rogers Park for each remaining home game in this 2020 season, totaling a maximum of 375 fans beginning Wednesday, July 29.
As per the guidelines, there will be two distinct “pods” located in the ballpark. Each pod, as is required, will have its own entrance/exit, bathrooms and concessions available. Contact between pods will not be permitted.
“Pod 1” will consist of 250 ticket holders socially distanced between the main grandstand, the dugout club areas and the berm located down the right field line. All fans with “Pod 1” tickets will be required to enter through the main entrance located on the first base side at Franklin Rogers Park.
“Pod 2” will consist of 125 additional ticket holders that will have access to socially distanced seating in the Dog Pound and the bleachers located down the left field line. All fans with “Pod 2” tickets will be required to enter through the left field entrance, located off of Hope Street.
With the new guidelines in place the MoonDogs organization will now be able offer tickets to non-season ticket holders for the first time in 2020, however, all tickets must be pre-purchased by calling the MoonDogs office at 507-625-7047. No walk-up ticket sales will be allowed under the new guidelines.
“We’re thrilled to be able to welcome more fans to Franklin Rogers Park for the remainder of this season,” MoonDogs general manager Justin White said. “We have taken every precaution to ensure our increased capacity continues to remain safe while creating life-long family memories at the ballpark.”
The Mankato MoonDogs 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. In the midst of its 27th 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 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. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.mankatomoondogs.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the MoonDogs as your favorite team.