Large arenas and stadiums in New York can soon reopen for sports and entertainment at 10 percent of their normal capacity under a plan announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Cuomo says that major venues with a capacity of 10,000 or more can reopen starting February 23.
While the announcement doesn’t apply to smaller venues like the Visions Federal Credit Union Veteran’s Memorial Arena, Broome County Executive Jason Garnar says he is hopeful live sporting event will be able to return soon as protocols change.
Those changes of course include allowing fans to see the Binghamton Rumble Ponies play baseball outdoors at NYSEG stadium this summer. Meanwhile this winter, the Binghamton Devils are playing home games at their parent club facilities in NJ.
Governor Cuomo’s announcement regarding indoor arenas comes as the number of COVID-19 infections drops, but remains much higher than last fall or summer.