Citizens Bank Park returns to full capacity, tailgating allowed

For the first time in over a year, Citizens Bank Park returned to full capacity as the Phillies begin an eight-game homestand on Friday against the Washington Nationals. 

The Phillies were incrementally increasing capacity at the ballpark and originally planned to return to full capacity on June 11 before Philadelphia announced an end to most of its "Safer-at-Home" restrictions on June 2. 

Shortly after the city's announcement, the Phillies tweeted that Citizens Bank Park would lift capacity limits for their next home series, which happens to fall on Lou Gehrig Day. 

Fans are not required to wear masks while in the seating bowl and outdoor areas at Citizens Bank Park. All fans must wear masks in indoor spaces including the Diamond Club, retail stores, elevators and restrooms. 

Fans will also be allowed to tailgate before the game in the parking lots south of Pattison Avenue, according to the team. 

Max Scherzer outpitched Zack Wheeler, Juan Soto hit a tiebreaking solo homer and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 Friday night.

RELATED COVERAGE

Wells Fargo Center, Citizens Bank Park announce plans to return to full capacity next week

Philadelphia drops most 'Safer-at-Home' restrictions, indoor mask mandate remains

Wells Fargo Center returns to operating at full capacity

___

DOWNLOAD: FOX 29 NEWS APP

SUBSCRIBE: Good Day Digest Newsletter | FOX 29 Philly on YouTube

FOLLOW: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter