Dell Diamond to open at increased capacity for opening day in Round Rock

Dell Diamond will have full seating as well as pod seating for those who wish to socially distance. (John Cox/Community Impact Newspaper)
Dell Diamond will have full seating as well as pod seating for those who wish to socially distance. (John Cox/Community Impact Newspaper)

Dell Diamond will have full seating as well as pod seating for those who wish to socially distance. (John Cox/Community Impact Newspaper)

Dell Diamond will operate at an increased capacity beginning with Round Rock Express' Triple-A opening day game against the Oklahoma City Dodgers on May 6.

The announcement comes after receiving approval from Major League Baseball, Williamson County and the city of Round Rock, according to a press release issued April 12.

"Major League Baseball has allowed for us to once again enjoy America's favorite pastime in person," Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said in the release. "Williamson County doors are open for business and we are ready to play ball."

Safety measures

Dell Diamond will fully open seats in the lower seating bowl from sections 112-128 and the outfield berms. Sections 206-209 and sections 110-111 will remain in a pod-style seating format for those who wish to social distance, according to the release.


All attendees age 2 or older must wear a face mask at all times except when eating or drinking at their assigned seat, according to the Express website.

Hand sanitizer and hand-washing stations will be available throughout Dell Diamond with the facility cleaned and disinfected at regular intervals.

Tickets

Tickets and parking passes will be digital to avoid unnecessary contact. Visitors are encouraged to either print their tickets at home or save the digital version to their phone to be scanned at entry, according to the website.

All Express season ticket members will be able to fully utilize their original seat location for the 2021 season, and members located in sections 112-128 will be able to move to socially distanced seating if they wish to do so, according to the release.

All 2020 flex plans have been automatically deferred to the 2021 season with two additional bonus vouchers sent via email, free of charge.

All 2020 single-game tickets will be matched at a two-for-one rate for the 2021 season. Tickets can be exchanged based on availability for all regular season home games, according to the release.

Single-game tickets for all 60 Round Rock Express home games are available on the team's website.

Know before you go

Only clear bags are allowed inside Dell Diamond, and one sealed 16.9 fluid ounce clear water bottle is allowed per guest. Credit cards or gift cards are encouraged for payment to avoid unnecessary contact, according to the Round Rock Express website.

To view the Round Rock Express game schedule, visit the team's website.
By Megan Cardona

Reporter, Round Rock, Pflugerville-Hutto

Megan is the Hutto reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions. In 2020, she graduated with a degree in communication from UT-Arlington, where she worked at the student newspaper, The Shorthorn, for two years covering student affairs, campus administration and the city of Arlington.