Massachusetts plans for full capacities at stadiums starting August 1

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If all goes according to plan, the Patriots will play their first home game of the 2021 season in front of a full crowd at Gillette Stadium.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced that the August 1 is the target date to remove all restrictions on capacity at large venues. The team said in a statement that they would also consider having fans at training camp if all goes well between now and the summer.

“We are so excited to hear Governor Charlie Baker’s announcement today that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is officially increasing large venue capacities to 25 percent beginning May 10 and 100 percent on August 1,” Gillette Stadium said in a statement. “This is not only great news for our teams and all our fans, but more importantly represents a final step in the state’s COVID response plan and a much-anticipated return to normalcy.”

Other states are expected to make similar changes to capacity rules in time for the 2021 season and that would make for a very big return to normal after last year.

10 responses to “Massachusetts plans for full capacities at stadiums starting August 1

  1. In LA you get dirty looks if you are wearing any less than 2 masks, even driving alone in your own car.

  2. Pats lead the way yet again. Jealousy to ensue, Goodell currently holding a conference call with the other owners to cook up another fake “cheating” story to sell to the public.

  3. Planning and coming to fruition will be two different things, September brings flu season which means a potential 3rd wave– just stay the course and proceed slowly

  4. Instead of giving arbitrary dates why don’t these Governors say if new infections get below XX% we will reduce restrictions. What makes August 1st the magic date? Does the virus have a calendar?

  5. All the silly lefties getting their covid undies in a bunch after reading that headline.

  6. If you saw the entire press conference, Baker said the August date was subject to change, as Mass is one of the league leaders in vaccinations. As far as lefties, why don’t you move to India and get your diaper in a bunch. They were not smart enough to take it seriously either.

  7. touchback6 says:
    April 27, 2021 at 5:47 pm
    Pats lead the way yet again. Jealousy to ensue, Goodell currently holding a conference call with the other owners to cook up another fake “cheating” story to sell to the public.

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    Funny stuff coming from potentially the guy who has shown the most histrionics over Covid on this board

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