Syracuse fans edge closer to returning to stands
SU fans close to returning
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday a return of fans to New York stadiums and arenas for sports, music and performances starting Feb. 23.
Included venues are those with a total capacity exceeding 10,000 people and once reopened, there will be a 10% capacity limit on all in-person events.
As mentioned earlier this month, Syracuse athletic director John Wildhack announced a proposed plan to safely bring back 1,500 fans to the Dome for the upcoming lacrosse season and Gov. Cuomo’s recent announcement may advance that plan sooner than previously expected.
In a statement from Syracuse University Athletics on Wednesday, the university plans to take a gradual approach, first allowing only a small group of students in and eventually opening the opportunity up to the surrounding Syracuse community.
Additional guidelines state that all attendees must provide a negative PCR Covid-19 test within 72 hours of the event and masks, social distancing and temperature checks will be required upon entry. To help maintain social distancing, assigned seating will be required.
Although it may look much different than a year ago, Wednesday’s announcement brings SU fans that much closer to cheering on their favorite teams from the stands once again.