Cubs and White Sox games are about to get a lot more crowded. 

A big announcement from the city of Chicago and its baseball teams Thursday afternoon. Both parks will be allowed to triple their current capacity and will also immediately have vaccinated sections that will not be distanced.

Here are the details. Starting with Wrigley.

That is up from the current 20 percent being allowed at home games.

Tickets to these games will be first come, first served so get online now if you want a shot at some tickets.

You can get tickets in groups of up to 6. There will be at least one seat separating groups of tickets within a single row.

The 4 games at Wrigley against the Nationals that take place before the expanded capacity will feature a "vaccinated" section in the upper part of the centerfield bleachers. This section will not be socially distanced and will be sold to full capacity. Proof of vaccination and photo ID will be required to enter the section. Masks will also be required when not eating or drinking. Or in other words, "not required."

That's what is new at Wrigley. Similar situation at Guaranteed Rate Field with one added perk.

The White Sox expand capacity to 60% on May 24. It should be noted that the only reason the Sox get to go on May 24th and the Cubs 4 days later is just because the Cubs will be on the road on May 24th.

Like the Cubs, the White Sox will also have vaccinated-only sections for 4 home games before the expanded capacity goes into effect.

DailyHerald - Sox will feature two vaccinated-olnly sections for four games this weekend. Beginning with Game 1 of the doubleheader against the Royals Friday, fans can purchase tickets in the designated vaccinated-only sections located in 108-109 after presenting their vaccination cards or other proof that they have been fully vaccinated along with a photo ID upon entering the ballpark.

Not vaccinated yet and would like to be? Go to a White Sox game. They have vaccination sites AND you'll get 25 bucks to spend inside the park.

The Illinois bridge phase starts tomorrow, the CDC is about to tell people they don't have to mask up all the time anymore, and fans are getting back to the park. Things are looking up.

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