gameday-110725Monongalia County Ballpark Policies & Readiness Plan

Dear Black Bears Fans,

We are thrilled to welcome you back for to the ballpark for another season of Black Bears Baseball and the second season of the MLB Draft League!

Due to local safety guidelines, we encourage social distancing within the ballpark. As the season progresses, we will adjust our policies accordingly, but we anticipate opening at full capacity for the immediate future. We continue to work with local and state authorities on guidelines for the upcoming season to make this season a safe and enjoyable one.

As we welcome the return of summer baseball to The Mon, we want to thank all our fans for their continued support. Though the landscape of baseball may have changed, we remain fully committed to making every trip to a Black Bears game truly memorable.

Thank you, and let’s go Black Bears!


Michael Buczkowski, President, Rich Baseball Operations

What will be Monongalia County Ballpark's capacity?

We are currently operating at full seating capacity. Standing-room-only tickets (SRO) will be available this season. This may change as the season progresses and we will adapt accordingly.

What cleaning practices are in place at the ballpark?

High contact surfaces and common areas like restrooms are frequently disinfected in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Are face coverings required to attend Black Bears games?

Per CDC Guidelines, all unvaccinated visitors are expected to wear a mask in all indoor settings. Masks are encouraged for all in high traffic and indoor areas (concession lines, team store, restrooms, etc.). This policy may change in accordance with local and state guidelines. All policy changes will be posted here and around the ballpark premises. Fans are expected to wear their own masks, but a limited supply will be available on game days at all entry points and Guest Services, located behind Section 102.

Will hand sanitizing stations be readily available for fans?

Yes, hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the concourse.

What social distancing requirements are in place for Black Bears games?

All fans are encouraged to maintain 6-feet of distance between individuals. When enjoying the game, please stay in your designated seats.

Will tailgating be allowed before Black Bears games?

Tailgating is not permitted at Monongalia County Ballpark to discourage large gatherings of people. Tailgating in any of the parking areas is also prohibited.

What is the process for entering the ballpark?

Gates to Monongalia County Ballpark will open one (1) hour before scheduled first pitch. All tickets will be digitally scanned and all visitors must hold their own ticket throughout the entry process. All bags are strongly discouraged to reduce contact during the entry process. However, our clear bag policy remains in place.

How will concessions work at Monongalia County Ballpark.

You can still enjoy many of your ballpark favorites this season. All our staff will be wearing face coverings and gloves and all condiments will be offered in single-serve containers. All point-of-sale areas will have a clear barrier and physical distancing markers will be used to encourage physical distancing while in line.

Will the Bears Den Team Store be open during games?

Yes. All point-of-sale areas will have a clear barrier and physical distancing markers will be used to encourage physical distancing while in line. Please note, visitors are prohibited from trying on hats or apparel prior to purchase.

Will the Monongalia County Ballpark Ticket Office be open on game days?

The Ticket Office will be open starting at 9 a.m. on game days. Walk up tickets are based on availability, so please check the website for updates. All major credit cards are accepted. Cash transactions are discouraged.