New York state is lifting occupancy limits for vaccinated fans attending professional baseball games — including the Mets and Yankees in New York City and the Blue Jays in Buffalo — as part of a major reopening push, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.
The new rules allow vaccinated fans to sit in special seating sections at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, Citi Field in Flushing and Sahlen Field in Buffalo, as well as minor league stadiums across the state. The fans would still be required to wear face coverings.
Attendees under the age of 16 who are not yet eligible for the vaccine may accompany and be seated with a vaccinated adult in the special sections.
Unvaccinated fans attending the games will be seated in sections with a 33% occupancy limit and a 6-foot social distance rule, as well as mandatory face coverings.
The new rules take effect May 19.
I am sure as many of my fellow fans want to know is, how are the Mets going to set this up? When do you say you are vaccinated? When you buy the tickets do you show your Excelsior Pass or your vaccination card? Where are the non vaccinated sections going to be? What are the appropriate ways to hang out at the stadium? When will we know all the rules/suggestions/plan to do enact this?If I hear what the Mets are figuring on doing, I'll make sure to share the news like I always do. As we open up more and more, I wonder when we will also be able to run an in person QBC.