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The Dodgers Welcome (Some) Fans Back For Today's Home Opener

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Alberto Valenzuela says "some tears might come" during the ring ceremony. (Libby Denkmann/LAist)
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The Dodgers welcome fans back to Dodger Stadium today for the first time in a year and a half when they host the Washington Nationals.

Around 15,000 fans will be on hand to witness the presentation of the team’s 2020 World Series rings and the raising of its championship banner. They’ll fill a little more than one-quarter of the 56,000-seat stadium, allowing for safe distancing under coronavirus protocols, according to the team.

“I’ve been a fan since the early ‘80s,” an emotional Sonia Ozaeta said as she walked towards the stadium.”It’s huge for our family … we bleed blue … it’s just huge for us.”

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Yolanda Sepulveda said "it’s amazing" to be able to attend games again. "It’s something to look forward to after this horrible year that we’ve been through," she said.

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