NEW DETAILS: What You Need To Know About The 2021 Dick’s Sporting Goods Open
Lots of new details were unveiled Thursday about how the 2021 Dick's Sporting Goods Open will function.
Tournament Director John Karedes spoke about the changes during a press conference about the tournament currently scheduled for June 28-July 4 at En-Joie Golf Course in Endicott.
The 2020 tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Southern Tier staple is back to celebrate 50 years of professional golf in the Binghamton area.
This year's tournament is going to look a little different -- from your tickets, to when you're actually at the tournament, and more.
How Many Tickets Are There?
There is a maximum capacity of 5,000 people each day of the tournament. The tickets that will be sold are all-inclusive three-day passes, meaning there will not be any single-day tickets sold.
These three-day passes will be all-digital. This has two benefits: That they are able to be transferred to other people, and will also allow for easier contact tracing if that becomes necessary.
What Will I Need To Do To Get In?
People will need to pass a temperature check upon entry. They will also need to answer a series of questions before proceeding. These are the standard question most of us have answered at least once during the pandemic, such as if you have had any contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 recently.
The New York State Excelsior Pass will also be utilized to show proof of negative COVID tests and the vaccine.
Will I Have To Wear A Mask?
Yes. Masks are to be worn at all time, with the exception of drinking and eating. There will also be no eating/drinking allowed within ten feet of the ropes on the course.
There will also be sanitation stations throughout grounds for people to stay clean, as well as "fan safety ambassadors" to make sure people are complying with rules.
Will There Be Seating?
There will be no bleacher seating, You will need to bring your own chairs if you would like to sit down.
What About The Non-Golf Events?
The Guthrie Heart And Soul 5K, Family Night, and Sunrise Yoga on Sunday will all still go on. More information about those events will be released at a later date.
Who Will Be The Concert Act This Year?
Reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Old Dominion was announced as the Friday night concert for this year.
Karedes also mentioned that the plan for tournament is based off of CDC guidelines and plans from other PGA events.
For more information on the guidelines for the Dick's Sporting Goods Open, click here.
For ticket information, visit Ticketmaster or call 6607-205-1500.
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