Governor Cuomo Announces New York Yankees and the New York Mets will Start the Season with Fans in the Stands Beginning April 1
The 2021 season will start Professional Sports in New York with Large Outdoor Stadiums will Reopen at 20 Percent Capacity; Attendees Must Show Proof of Recent Negative Test or Immunization; Venues and Events Subject to Strict State Guidance
Regional Sports Venues That Hold 1,500+ People Indoors or 2,500+ People Outdoors Can Reopen; Capacity Limited to 10 Percent Indoors and 20 Percent Outdoors
Large Outdoor Performing Arts Venues That Hold 2,500+ People Can Reopen at 20 Percent Capacity
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York’s Major League Baseball teams, the New York Mets and New York Yankees, can resume playing with spectators in the stadiums, beginning April 1. Professional sports in large outdoor stadiums that hold 10,000 people or more will be allowed to reopen at 20 percent capacity. Attendees must show proof of a recent negative test or completed vaccination series prior to entry and are subject to strict state guidance on face coverings, social distancing, and health screening. The New York State Department of Health will re-evaluate the testing and vaccination entry requirements in May, and if the public health situation continues to improve, they may be discontinued in mid-May. Vaccinations will continue to be administered at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field during the MLB season.