ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - There are no fans allowed inside Busch Stadium for Major League Baseball games this season, but registered voters in St. Louis may be allowed through the gates to cast a historic vote this year.
The Cardinals chairman and president, Bill DeWitt Jr. and Bill DeWitt III reportedly have recently reached out to Mayor Lyda Krewson to offer use of the ballpark, according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
“In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns about foreign interference in U.S. elections, more than ever people want to make sure their votes are counted,” said Comptroller Darlene Green. “This additional funding will help our Board of Election Commissioners assure that in-person absentee voting is accessible for voters in St. Louis.”
The Rockets announced that the Toyota Center will follow all CDC and Public Health guidelines regarding social distancing and have partnered with Houston First to provide free parking at the arena throughout the voting process.
"Our elections this November will be historic – not only because we are electing the President of the United States, but also because we must meet the challenge as a community to ensure that every Harris County voter can cast their vote safely," said Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins. "I’m thrilled that Toyota Center, home to our beloved Houston Rockets, will be a voting center during the Early Voting Period and on Election Day."