Sports Arenas, Museums, Zoos And Movie Theaters About To Expand Capacity
Great news for fans of the Nets, Knicks, Islanders, Rangers, and Albany Empire. In today's coronavirus press briefing, Governor Andrew Cuomo said the current 10% capacity limit set on all indoor sports arenas in New York state will increase to 25% on Wednesday, May 19th. This is great news for teams like the Nets, Knicks, and Islanders who all appear to be headed to postseason play. The Rangers are far from a lock for the postseason but still alive thanks to a four-game sweep over the New Jersey Devils. This also confirms the reports that the Albany Empire would be able to host 25% of the Times Union Center for their home opener now scheduled for Saturday, May 29th.
According to NYStateOfPolitics.com
Museums and zoo capacity will be increased to 50% next Monday, April 26, Cuomo said. Movie theater capacity will increase to 33% next week as well.
Sports arenas go to 25% on May 19 in anticipation of coming postseasons for the NBA and the NHL.
New York's positive rate stands at 2.94%, the lowest rate since November. There are now 3,783 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 in New York; 44 people have died on the last day of the virus.
Every day we get one step closer to "Life as we knew it" and I couldn't be happier. New York sports has multiple playoff-caliber teams and Albany has TWO arena teams looking to host as many crazy Capital Region fans as possible. The Albany Empire football goes first on May 29th and the Albany Firewolves lacrosse plays their first-ever game in December.