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Play Ball, with fans! Original York sports teams can host limited crowds beginning in February

, NorthJersey.com
Published 4: 20 p.m. ET Feb. 10, 2021 | Updated 4: 33 p.m. ET Feb. 10, 2021

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USA TODAY Sports’ Bob Nightengale breaks down the MLB’s unique health and safety protocols.

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NEW YORK – The yowl of the crowd is coming relief. 

On Wednesday, Original York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the relate’s stadiums and arenas with at the very least a 10,000-seat capacity can be licensed to reopen at 10 p.c capacity. 

For the Yankees, which implies having a pair of thousand fans in the stands again, beginning with their scheduled April 1 opener against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium.

“Governor Cuomo’s announcement at the moment time is an encouraging first step,” the Yankees mentioned in a commentary released Wednesday.

Face coverings, temperature tests and social distancing can be noticed at all internet sites. 

The relate’s guidelines include that every body workers and spectators must obtain a hostile COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event. 

According to the Yankees commentary, “The security of all individuals who enters Yankee Stadium remains our high priority, and we can work diligently and in lock-step with the governor to invent definite all precautions and procedures are being followed as we lead as a lot as the 2021 baseball season.”

The Mets are scheduled to host the Miami Marlins in their April 8 house opener.

Each of Original York’s MLB golf equipment performed in empty ballparks during the abbreviated 60-game 2020 season as a consequence of the pandemic. 

Original York’s seven-day COVID-19 positivity price had dropped to 4.38 p.c as of Tuesday, its lowest p.c since Dec. 1. 

“It’s an encouraging first step toward us doubtlessly welcoming fans relief to Citi Discipline,” the Mets mentioned in a commentary. “We seek for forward to working with executive officers to be definite the return to the ballpark is protected and convenient for our fans.”

The Original York Rangers and Knicks (Madison Square Backyard), Brooklyn Nets (Barclays Heart) and Buffalo Sabres (KeyBank Heart) stands out as the main of the relate’s pro teams to host fans. 

Last month, the Buffalo Bills had been licensed to permit 7,000 fans at their stadium for an NFL playoff game. The success of that event ended in Wednesday’s announcement. 

“While we continue to fight COVID on multiple fronts, we must also derive this economy re-opened intelligently and in a balanced ability,” Cuomo mentioned.

“Live sports and entertainment contain long been engrained in the fabric of Original York and the inability to sustain events has only added to the isolation we contain now got all felt by the hands of this virus.”

Pete Caldera is the Yankees beat writer for NorthJersey.com. 

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