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COVID Readiness

COVID-19 Readiness Plan | UPDATED 2/26/21

The Cedar Rapids Kernels, tenant of Veterans Memorial Stadium, and class High-A Affiliate of the Minnesota Twins have created the following guide for safely opening and operating Veterans Memorial Stadium in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The health and safety of Kernels fans, players, coaches, our staff, and the community we call home is our top priority. The Kernels continue to follow guidelines and restrictions set forth by Major League Baseball as well as local, state, and national agencies. With those in mind, we have created the following strategy that we will update as guidelines are adjusted by our government officials and Major League Baseball. Guidelines may become more relaxed or more restricted based on future social distancing guidance.

WHAT IS THE PLAN?

This season, we will be extending staff training to include instruction that exceeds the standards set by Public Health and make sure our standards are clear and met every single day. These changes will range from increased cleaning and sanitizing frequency, to providing hand sanitizer at or near each concession stand and bathroom.

The Kernels Front Offices will be closed to the public until further notice.

WHAT ABOUT TICKETS?

All tickets purchased in 2021 will be socially-distanced. As fans purchase tickets online and through the box office, the Kernels ticketing system will automatically implement a socially-distanced bubble around your tickets. To ensure the proper distance between groups of fans, the Kernels request that all fans sit in their assigned/purchased seats throughout the game.

Masks are required whenever fans are not actively eating or drinking in their seats, and should be worn at all times when fans are using the restroom and purchasing tickets, concessions, and souvenirs.

2021 SEASON

Opening Night for the 2021 Season is on May 4th at 6:35 pm versus the Peoria Chiefs!

Individual tickets are not available for purchase at this time. However, season tickets, ticket packages, and 10 game coupon books are available now! Click on the buttons below to learn more and purchase yours.

Stay Connected with the Kernels

Find us on Social Media

The Kernels are active on many different social media platforms: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn

Support the Home Team

If you are wondering how you can help support the home team, here are a few great options:

Shop online any time! We've got gear for all of the Kernels fans in your family.

Sign up for the email newsletter and tell your friends/coworkers/family to do the same!

Need a fresh and new fundraising campaign? Sell Kernels 4 Packs of Tickets! Each sale = $10.00 directly to your organization.

Purchase Kernels gear or gift certificates for family or friends.

Follow the Kernels on all of our social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn

Reply to social media posts and share your favorite ones

Attend our in-stadium events! We are going the extra mile to ensure the safety of our fans and staff while inside the ballpark.

If you have any questions or would like to help in a different way, contact [email protected].

Get Your Kernels Gear

The Bimm Ridder Diamond Shop is currently CLOSED. Feel free to shop online!

Normal operating hours | Monday - Friday, 10 AM - 5 pm

Masks are required for visitors. In order to keep our staff and fans safe, all visitors must wear a mask while inside the store.

Employees in the store will be wearing masks and sanitizing the store on a regular basis. The credit card terminals and counter tops will be sanitized after each guest.

Reading program prizes can be redeemed when the 2021 program begins in the store or curbside by calling (319) 363-3887.

Fans can purchase merchandise & tickets in the Bimm Ridder Diamond shop when it is open for the season. Fans will also be able to purchase coupon books, gift certificates, and ticket packages.


More Information

This is the best place to stay up to date on all things related to Kernels events, action plans, ticket policies, and more. We will be keeping this page updated as more information comes our way. Thanks again for sticking with us and supporting the home team.

For more information call the Kernels office at (319) 363-3887 with any questions.