The Portland Sea Dogs are moving forward with plans to host fans for the 2021 Eastern League baseball season.
The ballclub on Tuesday announced that it has gained state approval for its reopening plan, which includes hosting players, coaches, employees and fans at Hadlock Field in Portland.
The Sea Dogs, the Class AA minor-league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, plan to open the season by allowing 2,087 fans, 28 percent of stadium capacity. The reduction is designed to help ensure the safety of all involved.
The ballpark will be set up with seating pods ranging from sets of two