DETROIT - OCTOBER 14: A general of the exterior of Comerica Park is seen prior to the start of Game Four of the American League Championship Series between the Detroit Tigers against the Oakland Athletics October 14, 2006 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Just how many fans will be allowed to attend Tigers games this season?

That’s up for debate. Currently, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and some Republican lawmakers are disputing over the numbers.

Right now, 1,000 people will be allowed to attend on Opening Day. Republican lawmakers want to increase that number.

In response, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office released the following statement Monday (March 15):

From the beginning of the pandemic, our top priority has been the health and safety of Michiganders. In the lead up to Opening Day, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has been in close discussion with the Tigers and the team at Comerica Park to find a safe path forward to expand capacity limits at the stadium. Given our success during the pause to save lives and expansion of vaccine eligibility, we feel confident that our state is making tremendous strides to get back to normal as quickly as possible. There’s nothing more exciting than fans rooting for the Tigers at a home game, and we look forward to making that happen very soon.

1Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Office

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