By CBS13 Staff

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – It’s opening night for the Sacramento River Cats, and free beer is being given away to fans who opt to get the COVID-19 vaccine at the game.

The team will host fans for the first time since 2019.

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In addition to the free beer, a free hot dog is being offered to those who choose to get the vaccine. And there is no charge for the shot.

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Though fans can return, Sutter Health Park is only allowing a limited number of people inside to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines.

The team played the first dozen games of the season on the road and split them 6-6. Thursday’s game starts at 6:35 p.m., and the River Cats will take on the Reno Aces to start a 12-game homestand.

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As of Thursday afternoon, nearly all tickets were sold out. All tickets must be bought online.