Cincinnati Reds' Home Opener is April 1, but Will Fans Be There?

With coronavirus still looming for the 2021 season, Major League Baseball still has not announced if fans will be in the stadiums when all 30 clubs play their Opening Day games.

The Cincinnati Reds are singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” with its 2021 game schedule, but there’s still no word that fans will be able to buy some peanuts and Cracker Jack.

Major League Baseball announced Thursday that the league has set game times for its master regular-season schedule. For the fourth consecutive season, all 30 clubs will play -- including the Reds -- their Opening Day games on April 1.

MLB’s Feb. 11 statement does not specify if fans will be allowed to attend or in what capacity due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The Reds will welcome National League rivals the St. Louis Cardinals to Great American Ballpark on at 4:10 p.m. April 1, taking a break the following day, and continuing the series on April 3 and 4. The team will then take on the Pittsburgh Pirates April 5-7 to complete the homestand before going on the road for a week.

The Cleveland Indians will visit Cincinnati April 16-18, and the Reds will battle Cleveland again May 7-9 at Progressive Field.

The regular season will end Oct. 3 and will feature 12 divisional matchups.

The Reds are scheduled to take on Cleveland Feb. 27 in its first pre-season game for 2021.

Read MLB’s full announcement on mlb.com and see the Reds’ full 2021 schedule on reds.com.

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