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Leones fans hope to return to the park for the 2021 baseball season

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The Leones de Yucatán are getting ready to return to play in late April, but it is still unknown if any fans will be allowed to cheer them on from the stands. 

The baseball team has requested that health authorities in Yucatán consider allowing a limited amount of fans to attend the games. 

Health authorities have said that they will carefully study the issue, but that they can not promise a definitive answer by a specific date.  

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One factor which may sway health authorities in favor of allowing some fans to return is that the venue in which games are played is large and completely outdoors, allowing for adequate social distancing. 

The Parque Kukulcán Álamo, the Leones home field, has a maximum capacity of approximately 15,000 fans. 

Even if admittance is limited to a few thousand spectators, it is unlikely that vendors selling ballpark staples such as beer and kibis will be allowed to return any time soon. 

The first home game of the baseball season in Yucatán is expected to be played on April 29 against Los Piratas de Campeche.

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