The Korea Baseball Organization will be trading cardboard cutouts for real fans soon.
South Korea announced Sunday it will begin reopening stadiums to spectators this week. A league official said the league is working to welcome fans back as soon as Friday.
"We haven't yet established specific guidelines, and we have to monitor the situation with the virus, but we expect to have fans back in the stands by Friday at the earliest," the league's secretary general Ryu Dae-hwan said. "We'll make the health and safety of our fans the No. 1 priority."
The KBO aims to open stadiums at 30% capacity before working its way up to 50% in the coming weeks.