The Little League World Series announced Friday it has closed admission to the general public due to the rise of COVID-19 cases throughout the country.
“The health and well-being of our teams and mitigating their exposure to COVID-19 must continue to be our main priority, as we conclude our World Series events,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO in a statement.
With the rise in COVID-19 cases throughout the U.S. due to the Delta variant, Little League has made the difficult decision to close the 2021 #LLWS to the general public and will not distribute daily Complex Access Tickets: https://t.co/c0WsIqfjPK pic.twitter.com/4e0K7nIbq7— Little League (@LittleLeague) August 13, 2021
“With updated guidance from the CDC, and in consultation with our Pandemic Response Advisory Commission and medical advisors, we feel it’s essential to revert our attendance policy to unfortunately limit the spectators in Williamsport to the family and friends of our 16 participating teams and our highest-level volunteers and supporters.”
The Little League Baseball World Series is scheduled from August 19-29, with the top two teams from the eight U.S. Region Tournaments advancing to Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
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