Ole Miss details stadium seating, protocols for 2021 baseball season

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Wednesday, Ole Miss and Mississippi State announced their 2021 baseball schedules, and now, Ole Miss followed up with their plan for attendance as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In accordance with the governor’s current executive order, Swayze Field will operate at 25% to begin the season. Additionally, based on SEC guidelines, masks will be required for fans at all times except when eating or drinking. Seating will be done socially-distanced seatblocks. 

According to OM Athletics, season ticket holders will have two half-season options. In left and right fields, camping chairs will be provided and placed in pods of two and four. Throughout the venue, no seating will be permitted outside of the preset locations.

“We are blessed with the most passionate fans in college baseball,” said Keith Carter, Ole Miss Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics. “We have been extremely thoughtful in our planning in order to welcome as many of our loyal supporters as possible to Swayze Field over the course of the season. We regret that we will not be able to accommodate everyone, but unfortunately, there is no perfect solution in these challenging times.”

A release from Ole Miss detailed the ticket purchasing process and options: 

“Each half-season ticket option includes four weekend series and at least four midweek games. With the exception of right field, all seating will be reserved on the weekends, while the grandstand, box seats and left field will be general admission for midweek games.

Beginning the week of February 8, season ticket holders may choose their exact, socially-distanced seat location through the online seat selection process. Only one package at a max of four tickets is available per account. Seat selection dates and times will be sent to season ticket holders on Friday, February 5.

Utilizing the preset camping chairs, left field will be reserved seating for weekend series and general admission for midweek games with seating restricted to the chair groupings of two and four. Coolers will be permitted for beverages and prepackaged foods, but tent, BBQ and playground areas will be closed.

A limited number of single-game, general admission tickets will be available for midweek games.

To maximize the number of Rebel fans at games this season, season ticket holders that are unable to attend a game will be reminded to utilize one of the following methods to get their tickets to another fan: 1) Transfer to a friend; 2) Sell on Stubhub; or 3) Post on the Rebel Ticket Exchange Group on the Ole Miss Baseball Facebook page.

In the event capacity is increased and new seats become available for purchase, an exchange process will be available to season ticket holders to add or move their seat location.

The right field student section will be general admission with seating restricted to the preset groups of two and four. Student tickets will be $5 each and will go on sale the Monday prior to each home game week at students.olemisstix.com.”

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