The San Francisco Giants have spent much of the offseason developing plans to safely welcome fans back to Oracle Park during the 2021 season.
If and when the franchise receives clearance from city and state officials to begin selling tickets this year, fans who act — and spend — quickly will have the first opportunity to secure seats.
The Giants say that fans who purchase 2021 season vouchers, which are available now through Monday, February 22, will receive early access to secure seats for specific games prior to a public on-sale date. Vouchers are being sold for $25 each and can only be purchased in sets of four, but the Giants are charging $75 for a pack instead of $100, effectively making the fourth voucher free.
The team is allowing fans who purchase 2021 vouchers to use them in any combination, meaning fans can use one voucher each for four games, two vouchers to two games or four vouchers for one game. The Giants are not allowing fans to combine the value of two $25 vouchers for a single ticket and vouchers will not be eligible to be used on Opening Day if the Giants are able to host fans for their April 9 matchup with the Colorado Rockies.
Not all tickets will cost the same amount, so fans planning to use a voucher on a seat that costs more than $25 will need to pay the difference at the time of their eventual ticket purchase. Additionally, anyone looking to purchase a ticket that costs less than $25 will not be able to retain the value and apply it toward another ticket.
Fans will also not be permitted to combine the value of two vouchers ($50) toward the price of one ticket that costs more than $25.
The Giants say they will notify buyers and recipients of 2021 ticket vouchers as soon as health and safety guidelines are better understood and they are able to make tickets available.
The team also notes that if games are canceled, played without fans in attendance or have restricted capacity due to COVID-19, 2021 vouchers will carry over into the 2022 season.
Earlier this month, the Giants announced their "FanSafe" initiative and said they are planning to release detailed information on health, safety and hygiene, ballpark access, concessions and the fan experience, and ballpark seating.
Giants season-ticket holders will continue to be guaranteed seating opportunities before the general public. The team has already announced that in the event 2021 home games require limited capacity, it will work with season-ticket holders to offer seating options as close to original seating locations as possible.
All seats for the 2021 season are expected to be sold in pods ranging in sizes from 2-4, with a small percentage of single seats being available. Each pod will be positioned a minimum of six feet from other pods and no more than two pods will be sold in individual rows to avoid guests having to cross in front of one another to access pods.
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