Giants making plans to open Oracle Park safely to fans whenever approved

Whenever the city of San Francisco allows it, and to whatever extent, Oracle Park will be back open for business.

Giants President Larry Baer told The Chronicle on Monday that the team has a “significant” seven-figure budget to prepare the stadium for fans to safely attend games.

“We’re going to have to embrace a fluid approach,” Baer said. “Maximum flexibility. A month before our first home game could look very different from a week before our first home game in terms of getting better or getting worse. … We are in the hands of the virus, really. Things are going in the right direction but we still have a long way to go.”

Baer sent a letter to Giants fans saying he says “a pathway” for the ballpark to reopen and detailing some of the efforts the team in making to do so, which includes recently obtaining Global Biorisk Advisory Council accreditation for its sanitation practices, expanding testing for employees and an app-based health screening for anyone entering the ballpark.

The team will require face coverings and distancing in all areas of the ballpark and will determine how to stage fans entering and exiting the ballpark in a safe manner. Seating will conform with social distancing, which will require some ticket holders to move seat locations, and plans for food service might include options such as delivery via the MLB app.

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