New York State has approved sports and entertainment events in major stadiums and arenas to reopen with limited spectator capacity of 10% on February 23, 2021.

Stadiums and arenas must also:

  • Obtain New York State Department of Health approval for both venues and events
  • Ensure all staff and spectators receive a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of the event
  • Mandate face coverings, social distancing, and temperature checks for all those in attendance
  • Mandate assigned, socially distanced seating
  • Collect contact information from all those in attendance to help inform contact tracing efforts
  • Meet enhanced air filtration, ventilation, and purification standards
  • Ensure retail, food services, and athletic activities follow all State-issued guidance

Learn more about stadium and arena reopening guidelines.

Report a stadium or arena not following health and safety guidelines.