AT&T Stadium sets pandemic record with boxing crowd of 73,126

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Jerry Jones expects AT&T Stadium to be packed this fall to see his Cowboys play. He got a preview of what that will look like Saturday night for the highly anticipated boxing match between Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders.

AT&T Stadium announced a crowd of 73,126, the biggest crowd for an American sporting event since the pandemic began last year. It also set a U.S. boxing record for the largest indoor crowd.

Face coverings are mandatory for stadium workers but masks and social distancing are encouraged, not required, for fans, according to the AT&T Stadium website.

It remains to be seen what the crowd size, absent social distancing and mask wearing, means in the fight against COVID-19. Some health officials in Tarrant County expressed concern about the potential for an uptick in COVID-19 cases.

But it is the latest sign that things are moving closer to a new normal.

14 responses to “AT&T Stadium sets pandemic record with boxing crowd of 73,126

  1. Socially Distancing at a sold-out boxing show. Yeah, OK. It’s all the money….for the promoters, headline boxers and Jerry. AC/DC had it right — Money talks.

  2. You will find out in 2-3 weeks. Texas has a low vaccination rate and the variants are increasing.
    Pride go before the fall.
    lets pray I am wrong

  3. If nothing comes of this, then it’s time to open up the whole rest of the country!

  4. How does it remain to be seen. It’s been months now and Texas has the lowest infection rates. Obviously the masks and distancing does not matter.

  5. Irresponsible and reckless when talking about a highly infectious, and often deadly, airborn virus. Easily transmitted in close quarters with many unvaccinated present. Flies on the face of common sense and public health fundamentals.

    Spike to follow.

    The good of the many don’t outweigh the good of the one in Texas.

  6. jwlinder says:
    May 9, 2021 at 12:04 am
    If you’re scared stay home.
    ________
    Bingo. And if you’re vaccinated it shouldn’t bother you anyways.

  7. Many have been vaccinated and it’s safe for them to go out.
    If you haven’t bene vaccinated and you go, you put yourself at risk, it’s your choice.
    If you get sick and didn’t want the vaccination, blame yourself

  8. roughingthepasser says:
    May 9, 2021 at 11:40 am
    Many have been vaccinated and it’s safe for them to go out.
    If you haven’t bene vaccinated and you go, you put yourself at risk, it’s your choice.
    If you get sick and didn’t want the vaccination, blame yourself

    ====================

    This. 100%. Why are the vaccinated so worried if I am not vaccinated? While I appreciate the concern, my vaccination status shouldn’t impact you if this is truly an effective deterrent. It’s highly questionable that it is considering the same ineffective mask mandate that doesn’t stop any spread.

  9. We have the 2nd highest vaccinations in the country – just about safer here than anywhere.

    If life frightens you, stay home. And God bless Texas.

  10. Here’s the part that the selfish morons don’t get: you’re not just putting yourself at risk when you attend an event like this. You go back out into your community and spread the virus all over. Is this really that hard to understand?

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