Leadership / 05.12.21
Yankees and Mets Will Offer Free Tickets With COVID Vaccine Shots at the Games
CBS News (05/05/21)
The New York Yankees and Mets will offer free tickets to attendees who get vaccinated for COVID-19 at sites set up at the games starting May 19. Fully vaccinated spectators will also be allowed to attend games in sections designated for 100% capacity, according to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Separate sections for unvaccinated guests will continue to uphold six feet of social distancing between parties, at 33% of total capacity. Yankee Stadium has served as a vaccine mega-site responsible for immunizing tens of thousands of people, but Yankees president Randy Levine said "we need more ... because in my opinion, and in the Yankees' opinion, that's how we get back to normalcy." Two thousand persons are vaccinated daily at the Mets' Citi Field stadium, which is in the process of opening a drive-thru lane to further increase capacity, said Mets president Sandy Alderson. "With this new opportunity for us, I think that we will get more families to the ballpark, we will have more kids in the ballpark, and we'll return to creating those memories that are so important and so part of our lives," he explained.
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