EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - SEPTEMBER 16: A general view of the New York Jets and Cleveland Browns game at MetLife Stadium on September 16, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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The first step is here, as New Jersey will start allowing the New York Jets and other in-state teams limited fan capacity.

Robby Sabo

The first step en route to fans at MetLife Stadium has officially been taken. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced Monday that in-state teams will be allowed to fill stadiums/arenas at 15 percent capacity beginning March 1.

“Today, Governor Murphy announced MetLife Stadium can welcome fans back at 15 percent capacity for all events beginning March 1.

“As the months go on, we are hopeful that the data will continue to be positive and the number of people allowed into MetLife Stadium will steadily increase. The Health and safety of our fans, players, staff and those in our communities remain our top priority and we will continue to follow the guidance of Governor Murphy and state health officials.

“We missed seeing our loyal fans at stadium events this past year and are excited to welcome them back in 2021.”

Obviously, the news impacts the New Jersey-housed New York Jets. Also, obviously, the March 1 date doesn’t impact the Jets too much at the moment.

The announcement greatly impacts the NHL’s New Jersey Devils and the New York Red Bulls of the MLS. For the Jets and Giants, this current news is just the first step in hopefully housing big crowds next fall.

Just a day after the New York Knicks played a home game in front of fans, New Jersey is seemingly piggybacking on its neighbor’s move.

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And if you thought about not wearing a mask, be careful. Mekhi Becton‘s plea for everybody to wear a mask in order to increase the capacity percentage number is one nobody should want to defy.

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Robby Sabo is a co-founder, developer and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor | Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (sold in 2020). SEO: XLM Email: robby.sabo[at]jetsxfactor.com
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