The Baylor Bears became the latest sports program/venue to announce they are returning to 100% capacity for all outdoor events.
The announcement came down on Tuesday afternoon on Twitter.
𝐁𝐢𝐠 𝐧𝐞𝐰𝐬! Baylor Athletics moves to 💯 percent capacity at all outdoor venues.
— Baylor Athletics (@BaylorAthletics) May 18, 2021
In a statement, athletics director Mack Rhoades said, “We are encouraged by recent positive reports and trends relating to the COVID-19 virus and are grateful to the sacrifices of the Baylor Family over the past year. The accommodations made by fans, coaches, staff and student-athletes allowed us to make it through an unconventional season of intercollegiate competition with health and safety as a top priority. We know there is great enthusiasm from Baylor fans and the Waco community to return to sporting events, and we look forward to doing so in a responsible manner.”
The statement also made is clear that masks are optional for these events. However, adjustments will be made including continuing to promote healthy habits, as hand sanitizing stations will be prominently placed throughout venues. Additional cleaning and sanitation measures will continue throughout the fall, and adjustments such as digital ticketing and cashless concessions will be maintained to help ensure the health and safety of fans.
This new rule will begin this weekend when the Baylor Bears baseball team takes the field against the Oklahoma Sooners.