NY Giants & Jets & Will Play Games Without Fans
The New York Giants and Jets will play all of their 2020 MetLife Stadium games without fans in the stands.
The news came Monday when Governor Murphy confirmed that his limit of gatherings of more than 500 people would apply to the two NFL teams.
In a statement published by NJ.com, Governor Murphy said:
My Administration has been working in close coordination with professional sports and college teams to determine how to proceed safely with games at their stadiums amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While we look forward to the day we can return to games as normal and cheer from the stands, continued concerns for the health and safety of fans, team members, and staff dictate that our executive order limiting outdoor gatherings does apply to sporting events, including training camp.
This will likely affect Rutgers football as well. Whether Rutgers will even have a season is still very much up in the air.
Just before the July 4th weekend, Governor Murphy increased the amount of people allowed at outdoor gatherings from 250 and 500.
According to Murphy, this 500 limit does not include players, refs, and employees of the Giants and Jets. It is being left up to individual teams whether family and friends will be allowed on the grounds.