Pennsylvania now allows up to 7,500 people to attend events in large outdoor venues

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The Eagles and Steelers have not been among the NFL teams with fans in the stands for home games this season, but that could be changing.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced on Tuesday that the state is amending its guidelines for the number of people allowed to be at indoor and outdoor gatherings. Outdoor venues with a capacity of more than 10,000 people will be allowed to have 15 percent occupancy or 7,500 people.

Heinz Field and Lincoln Financial Field would both be capped at 7,500 people under that revision to the state rules.

The changes go into effect on Friday and the Eagles will be in Pittsburgh to face the Steelers on Sunday, so that may be the first game in the state to have fans on hand this season.

5 responses to “Pennsylvania now allows up to 7,500 people to attend events in large outdoor venues

  1. I am not sure why we aren’t shutting down football for a year, and eliminating all COVID risks by locking everything down until COVID is beaten. I think other people need to make sacrifices. Over 200,000 people have died needlessly and we need to save lives.

  2. I kind of like watching the games on tv without all of the pointless shots of the fans drunk and in idiotic outfits.

  3. Brian Grayson says:
    October 6, 2020 at 11:33 am
    I am not sure why we aren’t shutting down football for a year, and eliminating all COVID risks by locking everything down until COVID is beaten. I think other people need to make sacrifices. Over 200,000 people have died needlessly and we need to save lives.

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    I don’t know what you do for a living, but do you have any idea how many businesses have closed and families have lost their ability to have an income because of shut downs? Walmart and Lowes, and Home Depot can be open with hundreds of people in them but the local clothing store is out of business because they can’t have people in them. It’s much easier to control how many people are in a small store than Walmart. Do you also notice there are hardly any cases of Covid related to these stores?

    Then there is the income. We can all sit back and say, well these guys make millions they should be fine. Just like people get accustomed to live on their 50K per year these guys get used to millions per year.

  4. I am not sure why we aren’t shutting down football for a year, and eliminating all COVID risks by locking everything down until COVID is beaten. I think other people need to make sacrifices. Over 200,000 people have died needlessly and we need to save lives.

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    Because you can’ eliminate all Covid risks and Covid will never be entirely beaten. Covid is a corona virus just like the common cold and flu are also corona viruses. We can’t eliminate the cold and flu so we will probably never eliminate Covid 19.

    Also, hundreds of thousands of people die each year from flu, car accidents, suicides, and myriad other activities. All those deaths can be called needless also. We simply can’t take the risk of being active out of daily living.

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