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NJ Gov. Murphy announces fans can attend sporting events

EddieNYG : 2/22/2021 12:02 pm
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@TomRock_Newsday

On @WFAN660, NJ's @GovMurphy says a week from today any venue of 5,000 or more, 10% capacity will be allowed to attend, 15% for outdoor. That would include @Giants @nyjets at @MetLifeStadium, but they're not going to be there until September.

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down in front!  
djm : 2/22/2021 12:16 pm : link
says the old guy to no one in particular....
Good news.  
johnnyb : 2/22/2021 12:19 pm : link
I would expect the percentage to rise by September but not so sure I will attend Giant games in 2021. My invoice is due in May. I am hoping we can suspend as we did last year.
Would be shocked if numbers  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 2/22/2021 12:25 pm : link
Aren't higher come the fall.
Great!  
Chris684 : 2/22/2021 12:27 pm : link
Thanks for this crumb of freedom, even though we used to be totally free!
Thank you Phil Murphy...  
EricJ : 2/22/2021 12:37 pm : link
for your leadership and everything you do for the people and business owners of NJ.
RE: Great!  
Sec 103 : 2/22/2021 12:38 pm : link
In comment 15158657 Chris684 said:
[quote] Thanks for this crumb of freedom, even though we used to be totally free! [/quote}

+~350,000,000
Now Legalize Weed  
State Your Name : 2/22/2021 12:41 pm : link
already
......  
Route 9 : 2/22/2021 12:51 pm : link
If you added up all the people who wanted to go out and see all those teams, it would probably be less than those allowed numbers.
Hoping we’re good by Sept  
cjac : 2/22/2021 1:05 pm : link
Because I’m going
RE: ......  
RobCrossRiver56 : 2/22/2021 1:06 pm : link
In comment 15158682 Route 9 said:
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If you added up all the people who wanted to go out and see all those teams, it would probably be less than those allowed numbers.


No it wouldn't
Not sure its even worth it  
Bubba : 2/22/2021 1:13 pm : link
if you are a 5000 seat arena owner for 500 customers. Need to open it heat and staff it etc.
That was a  
Route 9 : 2/22/2021 1:19 pm : link
bad teams joke.

Clarifying that for the "slow" crowd.
Chris684  
chiro56 : 2/22/2021 1:25 pm : link
We had the illusion of freedom, as we are discovering now.
Expect 100% capacity by next September  
Metnut : 2/22/2021 1:34 pm : link
Everyone will have had a chance to be vaccinated before then. If youre not at 100% capacity by September, then when?
RE: down in front!  
weeg in the bronx : 2/22/2021 1:36 pm : link
In comment 15158641 djm said:
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says the old guy to no one in particular....


Its now 'Six Feet Away!'
Almost 2 hours and no bitter ranger fans poking fun at devils fan base  
jlukes : 2/22/2021 1:45 pm : link
what a let down
RE: Expect 100% capacity by next September  
Bramton1 : 2/22/2021 1:50 pm : link
In comment 15158714 Metnut said:
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Everyone will have had a chance to be vaccinated before then. If youre not at 100% capacity by September, then when?


Yeah, 100 percent capacity by September is a pipe dream.

That said, I expect the 10 percent limit could rise to be between 25 and 50 percent by the fall.
I have to think that number goes up........  
BillKo : 2/22/2021 1:51 pm : link
....maybe not 100%, but at least 50%.

People should be vaccinated (of course some are declining).....

Wearing a mask and social distancing is now commonplace.

Just no hugging and high fiving when Daniel Jones runs one in from 50 yards!!!!!
I will be fully vaccinated and in attendance...  
pierce58 : 2/22/2021 2:27 pm : link
can't wait to get back to live sports.
Seems like a sensible, incremental step.  
Big Blue Blogger : 2/22/2021 2:42 pm : link
As vaccination rates rise, the attendance caps probably will too.

Kudos to the adults keeping this apolitical. There are plenty of venues on the Internet for the other stuff.
RE: I will be fully vaccinated and in attendance...  
Route 9 : 2/22/2021 4:38 pm : link
In comment 15158753 pierce58 said:
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can't wait to get back to live sports.


Go to Florida. They have freedom to have fun and their teams are winners.

Here in this state we have to wait for everything which coincides with their sports teams being successful down there while we have to wait eight hundred years just to return to mediocrity.
Right now that's about 12,000 fans....  
Simms11 : 2/22/2021 6:28 pm : link
I also think it will go up by then. Don't think we'll see 100% capacity until 2022.
Infection rates are plummeting  
PatersonPlank : 2/22/2021 6:28 pm : link
Vaccinations are rolling out, with a lot more to come in the spring/summer

There is even on outlier scientist talking about herd immunity by April/May

We are pulling out of this, and I can't wait
100% attendance come September seems unlikely...  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 2/22/2021 6:32 pm : link
But this percentage will no doubt grow between now & Week 1.
RE: Right now that's about 12,000 fans....  
Del Shofner : 2/22/2021 6:34 pm : link
In comment 15158969 Simms11 said:
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I also think it will go up by then. Don't think we'll see 100% capacity until 2022.


I agree. Just based on the numbers, the speed of the vax rollout, and a degree of caution from the authorities (that will probably be warranted IMO), I don't see 100% until 2022. That said, 50% this fall would be a good start. Interested to see how it goes with the Knicks, Nets, Rangers etc. in the coming weeks.
Del...  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 2/22/2021 6:35 pm : link
It pisses me off that we got this freaking pandemic during the most fun Knicks team in seasons. Par for the course. If we weren't in this pandemic, MSG would be rocking for Knicks games. I know...in the grand scheme of things...not a BFD, but still.
RE: Del...  
Route 9 : 2/22/2021 6:37 pm : link
In comment 15158975 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
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It pisses me off that we got this freaking pandemic during the most fun Knicks team in seasons. Par for the course. If we weren't in this pandemic, MSG would be rocking for Knicks games. I know...in the grand scheme of things...not a BFD, but still.


You can be annoyed, heaven forbid.
RE: Del...  
Del Shofner : 2/22/2021 6:44 pm : link
In comment 15158975 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
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It pisses me off that we got this freaking pandemic during the most fun Knicks team in seasons. Par for the course. If we weren't in this pandemic, MSG would be rocking for Knicks games. I know...in the grand scheme of things...not a BFD, but still.


Yeah, that's crossed my mind for sure. Funny how none of us really wanted Thibs but he's the perfect MSG coach... the team will be gritty and defense-minded even if not that great. Shades of Mason and Starks. It'll come though - let's see how noisy the 2000 or whatever can be. I bet pretty noisy.
I think they will be above  
section125 : 2/22/2021 6:55 pm : link
15% by September.
Look eventually we have to get back to normal and let the chips fall we they do.
They are talking by April/May all will be eligible for the vax - all the elderly, responders, essentials will be done. Plus J&J will be out along with Astra Zeneca being approved for the US.

I am hopeful. I just want to be able to travel again.
section125.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 2/22/2021 7:10 pm : link
My ultimate 2021 dream is a week long trip to Ireland with 3 good buddies of mine, hitting pub after pub in County Clare. I can taste the Guinness.
So let's say it's 50% by September....  
BillKo : 2/22/2021 7:43 pm : link
...but 80% of season ticket holders want to attend?

I would assume the 20% would be given a credit/pass until 2022.

How would they fit that 80% into the 50% allowable?

Maybe have to offer partial plans where you only get to attend four games?
Numbers are way down  
Lines of Scrimmage : 2/23/2021 8:33 am : link
Vaccines being rolled out. It seems reasonable that case count will be extremely low by September with everyone who wants the vaccine having access to it.

The bigger question should be with full attendance is mask or no mask imo? Unfortunately in the Northeastern States we are looking at masks into 2022.......control
I think the odds are we're at 100% by September  
Gary from The East End : Admin : 2/23/2021 8:44 am : link
Vaccine production is ramping up quickly and there should be enough shots for the entire eligible population of the US by late Spring/Early Summer.

I expect Summer should look pretty normal. Between the large percentage of vaccinations, the natural immunity of people who have already contracted the disease and the seasonality of the virus, rates of infection and COVID deaths will be tiny.

Nobody is going to be able to sell staying in any kind of lockdown at that point. The NFL owners (and everyone else) are going to want that money.



RE: section125.  
section125 : 2/23/2021 8:54 am : link
In comment 15159004 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
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My ultimate 2021 dream is a week long trip to Ireland with 3 good buddies of mine, hitting pub after pub in County Clare. I can taste the Guinness.


Last year's and this year's golf trip to Ireland have been cancelled. Ireland is basically shut down.

Since I retired the wife and I have done a least one trip per year. So this has been a PIA.
RE: Numbers are way down  
section125 : 2/23/2021 8:57 am : link
In comment 15159205 Lines of Scrimmage said:
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Vaccines being rolled out. It seems reasonable that case count will be extremely low by September with everyone who wants the vaccine having access to it.

The bigger question should be with full attendance is mask or no mask imo? Unfortunately in the Northeastern States we are looking at masks into 2022.......control


I can deal with the inconvenience of a mask if it means getting back to normal and comfort level of those with compromised immune systems. Hell, the masks have cut seasonal flus to low numbers...
I think mask wearing will remain a common thing in the US  
Gary from The East End : Admin : 2/23/2021 9:21 am : link
Just as it has been in parts of Asia for a while.

As terrible as the lockdown has been, not getting sick at all during this time has been a nice benefit.
...  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 2/23/2021 9:28 am : link
Gary, you're a little more optimistic about mask wearing than I am. Hell, even I'm nearing my breaking point with masks, though I will still wear them until we get the OK.
RE: I think mask wearing will remain a common thing in the US  
djm : 2/23/2021 10:59 am : link
In comment 15159264 Gary from The East End said:
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Just as it has been in parts of Asia for a while.

As terrible as the lockdown has been, not getting sick at all during this time has been a nice benefit.


Same here. I might be inclined to wear the mask in public places of commerce during the sick seasons going forward.

I'm never getting on a subway  
cjac : 2/23/2021 11:11 am : link
or the PATH train again without a mask.

even 5 years from now.

I think 90% of the time i've had a cold or been sick in the last 27 years is from public transportation
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