ST PAUL, Minn. — Tuesday is Opening Day for the St. Paul Saints, and their 2021 season is the start of big things for the team.
This season the Saints say goodbye to their days in an independent league not affiliated with Major League Baseball. They've become an AAA affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, meaning that the hottest new talent will stop at CHS Field to make some plays before heading off to the big event at Target Field.
Opening night on May 11 will also feature a COVID-19 vaccination clinic. Fans can stop by the Broadway gates near the Treasure Island Terrace between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. to receive a one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Not only will you be protected against COVID, fans who get a shot on Tuesday night will also receive four reserved ticket vouchers that can be redeemed for any game during the 2021 season.
Governor Tim Walz also plans to tour the Saints' vaccination site Tuesday afternoon before the first pitch.
The Saints have promised that even though there have been changes this year, "The Fun is Good" mantra still lives on, and the silly promotions and irreverent humor will be stronger than ever.
But having fun doesn't mean that the stadium will be unsafe. COVID safety measures are in place in at CHS Field, and all fans will be required to wear a mask while inside, except when eating or drinking at their assigned seats.
Tickets are available in pods of up to six seats, with select seats left vacant to ensure social distancing.
More information about the team's COVID safety plan is available here.
The Saints will take on the Iowa Cubs, and the games starts at 7:05 p.m.