CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) -- The Cedar Rapids Kernels announced on Monday that they will allow 100% capacity for the remainder of the 2021 season.
The team also announced they are removing all social distancing restrictions. The Kernels will be looking to fill the stands at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium for their remaining 42 home games.
Seating had been restricted and social distancing measures were in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. In a social media post, the team said fans who are fully vaccinated don't need to wear a mask. They say fans who aren't vaccinated "should continue to wear a mask while attending a Kernels game."
The Kernels welcomed fans back earlier this year after 603 days without baseball. The team not only endured the pandemic, which canceled the 2020 Minor League Baseball season, they also survived Major League Baseball cutting 42 minor league teams and dealt with the derecho.
The Kernels will remain as an affiliate of the Minnesota Twins after signing a 10-year deal earlier this year.