The New England Patriots knowledgeable season-ticket holders in late February they had been hopeful that native and state COVID-19 well being and security pointers would allow them to fill Gillette Stadium “at full capability” for the 2021 NFL marketing campaign.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker introduced Tuesday that efficient Aug. 1, “business restrictions can be lifted at the moment, and capability will enhance to 100% for all industries, with companies inspired to proceed following finest practices.” That assertion provides the Aug. 1 date may very well be reevaluated and/or modified relying on suggestions from the Division of Public Well being.
Gillette Stadium launched a press release following Gov. Baker’s replace:
“We’re so excited to listen to Governor Charlie Baker’s announcement right now that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is formally rising massive venue capacities to 25% starting Could 10 and 100% on Aug. 1. This isn’t solely nice information for our groups and all our followers, however extra importantly represents a ultimate step within the state’s COVID response plan and a much-anticipated return to normalcy.”
The assertion continues:
“We’ve been partnering with the state for over a yr and are proud that by the top of the week we may have efficiently vaccinated over 500,000 folks at Gillette Stadium since January. As we transfer ahead with this ultimate step, we’re dedicated to offering a secure and cozy setting for any fan attending an occasion at Gillette Stadium and stay up for advancing our plans to totally reopen.”
Again on April 14, the NFL introduced that over two million COVID-19 vaccines had been administered at league-run vaccination websites.