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100% capacity now set for Chihuahuas, Locomotive games

The home of the El Paso Chihuahuas is their downtown ballpark: Southwest University Park.
Southwest University Park
The home of the El Paso Chihuahuas is their downtown ballpark: Southwest University Park.

EL PASO, Texas – Attendance for future El Paso Chihuahuas baseball games and El Paso Locomotive FC soccer matches will be allowed at 100% capacity at Southwest University Park, officials announced Monday.

Capacity at the downtown sports venue that is home to the two teams had been capped at 70%.

“The El Paso region has made significant progress in the fight against Covid-19 and fans of both teams continue to be very cooperative and respectful of the health and safety protocols put in place at Southwest University Park,” MountainStar Sports Group President Alan Ledford said. “We are pleased to join many teams and venues across the state and country which are safely returning to full capacity.”

The move to full capacity comes a week after Southwest University Park lifted its face mask requirement for sporting events at the facility following the CDC's guidance that fully-vaccinated people could safely ditch masks at outdoor - and many indoor - venues.

Hand sanitizer stations for fans will remain located throughout the stadium, which officials said undergoes cleaning and sanitizing before and after all events.

The first game to be played at Southwest University Park with 100% attendance allowed will be May 27 when the Chihuahuas host Oklahoma City, the Los Angeles Dodgers AAA affiliate.

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Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.

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  1. Good. That’s as it should be. Right now, not being vaccinated is a choice. Granted, there’s people I know who can’t get it, such as a friend from Vado with stage 3 cancer, but that’s why I’ll wear a mask at grocery stores and gas stations because those are places people are required to use just to live. But stadiums should be fully open everywhere by now. The numbers from the NIH and Johns Hopkins prove that. As for going cashless as K1DPR mentioned, most places were on the way to doing that before the pandemic (I never used paper money at a Cowboys game in Dallas 2 years ago), and I’m not sure why he mentioned parking, unless he means free parking.

  2. After that so called super spreader event the Canelo Alvarez/Billy Joe Saunders fight on May 8 why not. That was indoors. No covid-19 cases out of it so far. Life goes on.

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