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Are fans allowed to attend MLB Spring Training?

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    Most all professional sports leagues allow fans to attend games at a reduced capacity, and Major League Baseball is no different, even when it comes to their Spring Training. To be honest, I'm a baseball fan, sure, but I don't see why anyone would have any desire to watch Spring Training games, and watch players play positions that they will more than likely not be in once the season starts. Doesn't seem worth the risk to me, but anyway. Both the Cactus and Grapefruit leagues will be allowing fans to attend Spring Training games at a reduced capacity between 20 to 25 percent. But from what I hear, fans won't be allowed to attend pre-game practice. Also, this reduced capacity thing seems to have created scarcity and has fans falling over each other to scoop up tickets. So there you have, do you think it's worth it? Do you find anything appealing about Spring Training?
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    I don't, not really. But I'm also only a very casual MLB fan. For die-hards it still makes sense to me. If you live and breathe the draft and are excited to see what this year's talent looks like I'm sure it's really cool for them.
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    I can honestly say I've never watched a single preseason baseball game in my entire life, but I do know some diehard fans make a yearly pilgrimage down south to watch some spring training games. From what I understand it's typically the best chance most people will get to meet their favorite player(s) and maybe even get an autograph, so if that's important to a fan then I totally get it.

    However, I wonder if safety protocols will discourage players from interacting with fans. Does anyone know anything about that?