COVID-19 canceled our lives last year, but this year with vaccines and a state that is fully opened, the Midland Rockhounds are ready to play in front of fans again.

According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, the Rockhounds are ready to kickoff this season since it has been two years since they had a season opening game.

The first game of the season will be May 11, 2021 when the Rockhounds host the San Antonio Missions at Momentum Bank Ballpark.

Safety protocols are still pending since Major League Baseball has not sent its final guidelines to the Rockhounds organization. So at this time there is no word as to how many fans will be allowed to attend the home season opener.

Monty Hoppel, Midland Rockhounds General Manager, is planning on social distancing guidelines for at least the first month of the season. But the ballpark has already required people to wear masks unless they are eating or drinking in their seats for events that have been held so far this year at Momentum Bank Ballpark.

“We have a lot of seats and we have a lot of ticket holders,” Hoppel said. “We’ll make sure that we will take care of our ticket holders. We’ll start the month of May with some social distancing so we’ll make sure that we have plenty of seats for our season ticket holders. Obviously, we will be selling some seats social-distanced in the computer for the walk-up person, but yes, I’m sure based on what we’ve heard, we will have social distancing in the month of May. We’re just going with that during the first month to start with and then we’ll see how the protocol changes from there.”

Go to the Midland Rockhounds website for more information on guidelines for this season.

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