Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's baseball and soccer seasons in the downtown El Paso ballpark will look and feel a little different than it has in the seven years since Southwest University Ballpark has hosted the teams. You will still be able to go to games and enjoy everything about the ballpark including the concession stands but there will be 30% fewer fans in the stands.

Southwest University Ballpark and El Paso MountainStar Sports Group announced that for the 2021 baseball and soccer seasons the ballpark will be limited to 70% capacity. The reason is of course due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The move will assure that the maximum number of fans can be accommodated while still maintaining social distancing. There have already been soccer games held since the pandemic began so using the guidelines that worked during the Locomotive season will help the Chihuahuas season run smoothly.

Patricia Martinez
Patricia Martinez

You will have to wear a face mask when you attend a game at Southwest University Ballpark. You'll also need to remember to buy your tickets with plenty of time because you don't want to miss out in case there is a sellout. MountainStar Sports Group officials say they are hoping that as things get better they will be able to open more seating to the public. They said that they are keeping an eye on things so they can stay fluid with their decisions about fan capacity.

The El Paso Locomotive FC will open their season at the downtown ballpark on Saturday, May 8. The Chihuahuas’ home opener will be on Thursday, May 13th at home as well.

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