Following Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s announcement this week that state pandemic health orders will expire June 2, some area venues and teams have announced plans to return to full capacity events when the orders expire.
Below are the plans released by some area venues, sports teams and stadiums:
Dayton Dragons: Day Air Ballpark will return to full capacity with the homestand beginning on June 8. “If you are fully vaccinated, you are no longer required to wear a mask. If you are not vaccinated, the CDC recommends that you continue wearing a mask,” the team announced. Season ticket holders will be contacted this week regarding an increase of games to their game schedules and a move back to their original seating locations. Group outings also will begin being booked.
The team said party decks and suites are being offered at half price for the remainder of the year.
“We wanted to do something for all of our ticket holders and great fans … and we thought this would be a great way of saying thank you to the best fans in the country for their support during the pandemic,” said Robert Murphy, Dragons Team President.
Cincinnati Reds: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati will return to full capacity June 2, the team announced May 14. Masks will be recommended, but no longer mandated inside the park, a team spokesperson announced.
Rose Music Center in Huber Heights and Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati: Both venues plan to return to full capacity by June with masks also being optional, a company spokesperson announced May 13.
Fraze Pavilion, Kettering: Venue officials have not made any announcements regarding capacity but they are currently making plans.
Dayton Live, including shows at Schuster Center and Victoria Theatre in Dayton: Venues are looking at reopening at full capacity but final plans have not been announced, a spokesperson said May 13.
FC Cincinnati: May 16th’s inaugural game will still see a limited attendance. The team plans to at or near full capacity for the team’s third home game June 19, our news partners at WCPO-TV report. A May 29 matchup at TQL Stadium is expected to have increased attendance but will not be at full capacity, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Dayton Dragons: News Center 7 is awaiting a response with more information about the team’s plan.
Kings Island in Mason: The park will open May 15 with reservations only required for those visiting the Soak City Water Park. Masks will not be required outdoors. Facial coverings will only be required indoors unless actively eating or drinking.
National Museum of the United States Air Force: Beginning May 15, masks will no longer be required for fully vaccinated visitors. Those who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks inside the museum. Visitors will not be asked to prove vaccination status.
This story will be updated with new details as they are released by area venues and teams.
Cox Media Group