It's been about a year since the whole world shut down. We went through the NBA bubble, no fans in NFL stadiums, and it finally appears the light at the end of the tunnel is finally here.
Seeing fans come back in a limited capacity has been nice. As sports fans, we can all agree that it's not the same for obvious reasons. There's nothing better than hearing the roar of a crowd when someone hits a home run, scores a touchdown, or hits the game-winning shot. It's a part of the game fans crave.
The Rangers will allow fans back at 100% capacity for Opening Day. Fans will still be required to wear a mask, so I guess we're not all the way back to normalcy. Their final two exhibition games before the regular season starts will also allow for full capacity.
The Rangers plan to have socially distant seats, but that will not be ready by Opening Day. Fans who already have Opening Day tickets but who are uncomfortable going to the game may exchange their tickets for a later day when the socially distant seats are ready.
Some people are outraged by this move, rightfully so. COVID is still a big issue, but if you're playing by the rules, you can't blame the Rangers for letting fans back at 100%. They just opened up this stadium last year and couldn't have fans come to the games. The only time their new stadium had fans was for the playoffs in a limited capacity. If I were a Rangers fan, I wouldn't rush to check out the new stadium.
Looks like a huge warehouse. Also hard to look nice when you're right next to Jerry World.
Great news for fans. We're taking baby steps to get our normal lives back.
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