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  • Business Reopening Complaint to report a small or medium scale event venue (with capacity of less than 9,999 attendees) not following COVID-19 guidelines

New York State has approved large scale event venues to reopen in New York City with certain restrictions, including:

  • Arenas, stadiums and any other professional sports venues with an indoor or outdoor capacity of 10,000 or more attendees
  • Performing arts and entertainment venues with an indoor or outdoor capacity of 10,000 or more attendees

Venues must follow State COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.

You can submit a report online about a venue not following State guidelines.

Report a large scale event venue not following health and safety guidelines.

Large stadiums and arenas for professional sports and large events can begin opening in New York City on April 1, 2021 with limited capacity: 

  • Large venues are restricted to 20% capacity
  • Regional sports venues that hold 1,500+ people indoors or 2,500+ people outdoors can reopen at 10% capacity indoors and 20% capacity outdoors 
  • On May 19, 2021, indoor event venue capacity will increase to 30% and outdoor event venue capacity will increase to 33%

Before reopening, stadiums and arenas must:

  • 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.

Before reopening, performing arts and entertainment venues must:

  • Restrict venues to 33% capacity, up to 100 people indoors and up to 200 people outdoors
    • If all attendees present proof of negative test prior to entry, capacity can increase up to 150 people indoors and up to 500 people outdoors
  • Require masks and social distancing by all attendees
  • Strictly follow all applicable Department of Health guidance

Learn more performing arts and entertainment venue reopening guidelines.