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Baseball: Nearly 40,000 fans attended Texas Rangers home opener

"It felt like a real game. It felt like back to the old days when we had full capacity,” team manager Chris Woodward said.

Updated: April 5, 2021 - 11:23pm

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, thousands of fans flocked to attend the Texas Rangers baseball team's home opener, though unfortunately for the home team fans, the Rangers did not emerge victorious.

The team announced a sellout crowd of 38,283 at the Globe Life Field facility which has an even larger listed capacity of 40,518, according to the Associated Press which noted that the attendance figure does not factor in complimentary tickets.

"It felt like a real game. It felt like back to the old days when we had full capacity,” team manager Chris Woodward said. "Was hoping we'd see how loud our stadium got if we gave them something to cheer about. Unfortunately we didn't do that."