September 16, 2020
This year’s World Series will be played entirely at Globe Life Field, the Texas Rangers’ new ballpark in Arlington, the first Series played entirely at one site since 1944. The postseason games, including the Series, all will be part of a bubble designed to minimize exposure to COVID-19, which limited the regular Major League Baseball season to a 60-game schedule for each club.
“Less interaction outside with the group that you’re looking to protect is a huge positive,” MLB commissioner Rob Manfred told the Associated Press. “It’s all about what the risk of interacting with the community is.”
Although MLB was pleased with the players’ response to protocols during the regular season, the bubble was preferred for the latter stages of the postseason, AP reported. After playing the entire regular season in empty ballparks, MLB hopes to be allowed to have about 25% capacity for postseason games at Arlington.
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