New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has continued the state’s reopening by announcing that the New York Yankees and New York Mets will be allowed 20% stadium capacity for the new MLB season, while Denver’s Ball Arena will operate at 22% capacity for NBA and NHL games.
For New York, professional sports in large outdoor stadiums that hold 10,000 people or more will be allowed to reopen at 20% capacity. Attendees must show proof of a recent negative COVID-19 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.