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Ballparks to Have Designated Sections for Vaccinated Fans, With 100 Percent Seating Capacity

Cuomo press briefing Wednesday (Screenshot)

May 5, 2021 By Christian Murray

Baseball fans who are fully vaccinated will soon be able to pack into Citi Field and Yankee Stadium at 100 percent capacity.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement today that set different rules for spectators who are vaccinated and those who are unvaccinated.

New Yorkers who are fully vaccinated will get access to normal seating starting May 19. They will be required to show proof of being vaccinated via documentation such as an Excelsior Pass.

Children under the age of 16 who accompany vaccinated adults will also be deemed vaccinated.

The unvaccinated fans will be required to sit in a different section of the park where capacity is set at approximately 33 percent in accordance with the CDC’s 6-foot social distancing recommendation.

Cuomo said the rules will provide baseball fans with an added incentive to get vaccinated. He also said that unvaccinated fans will be able to get shots at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field just prior to the start of a ballgame.

“You’re going to the game anyway,” Cuomo said. ” Stop and get a vaccine.”

“And if you get a vaccine, you get a free ticket to a Yankees or a Mets game,” he added.

Cuomo also announced that Broadway theaters will be permitted to reopen at 100 percent capacity on Sept. 14. He did not say whether theatergoers will have to show proof of being vaccinated.

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