Gov. Cuomo: State arenas and stadiums can reopen Feb. 23
New York state stadiums and arenas can reopen, under strict guidelines, later this month.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that beginning Feb. 23, arenas can reopen for events.
The governor said there will be a 10% capacity limit in arenas and stadiums.
Small, local venues like Tarrytown Music Hallow will not be allowed to reopen. Only large arenas with seating for more than 10,000 people are getting the green light.
Cuomo said he is following the success of the Buffalo Bills playoffs last month, where 7,000 fans were tested before going to the game.
Tarrytown Tarrytown Music Hall director Bjorn Olsson isn't disappointed. He sees this as a good start and sign of hope for the arts industry.
Attendees will need to have a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the event.
Face coverings, social distancing and temperature checks will be required.
There will also be mandatory assigned and socially distanced seating.
The Barclays Center will reopen Feb. 23 for a Brooklyn Nets versus Sacramento game.