By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS)– The Cubs are welcoming back crowds at 100% capacity for the first time since September 2019.

With full capacity, 41,000 fans at Wrigley Field can cheer on the Cubs against the rival Cardinals.

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Julian Green, Cubs senior vice president of communications, said fully vaccinated fans do not have to wear a mask at the ballpark. There will still be sanitation stations and contactless payments.

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With the reopening limited tickets are over and you can now buy tickets for the whole season.

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Big crowds are expected at bars and restaurants in Wrigleyville Friday.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff