Governor Andrew Cuomo Permits Three New York Teams To Allow Fans At Limited Capacity Starting February 23

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New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that pro sports teams can allow 10% capacity beginning on Tuesday, February 23. Fans will need to receive a negative PCR test within 72 hours of any game or event to attend. They will also be required to wear face coverings, social distance, and get their temperatures checked to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

The New York Islanders announced that they plan to open their doors at Nassau Coliseum to fans “ASAP”  and season ticket holders will have priority access.

The New York Rangers said that they plan to sit 2,000 fans.

The Buffalo Sabres have yet to release their plans but announced that they will as soon as they are available.

These are the first three teams in the East Division to announce their plans to get fans back in seats this season.

The Washington Capitals are scheduled to visit the Islanders on Thursday, April 1, Tuesday, April 6, Thursday, April 22, and Saturday, April 24. The plan is for them to play the Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, March 30, Monday, May 3, and Wednesday, May 5. The Capitals also have two more games in Buffalo, which were originally scheduled to take place on Thursday and Saturday but were postponed due to COVID-19 issues with the Sabres. Dates for the two games have not been announced yet.

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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1 Response to Governor Andrew Cuomo Permits Three New York Teams To Allow Fans At Limited Capacity Starting February 23

  1. Jon Sorensen says:

    Nassau Coliseum refuses to die.

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