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Gov. Andrew Cuomo Granted Fully Vaccinated New Yorkers Go to Baseball At 100% Capacity


Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Photo: NY Governor’s office)

NEW YORK, NY- Baseball fans can soon pack into Yankee Stadium and Citi Field at full, 100 capacity — so long as they’re fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday unveiled new rules that set stark differences for vaccinated and unvaccinated New Yorkers attending baseball games.

Starting May 19, fully vaccinated New Yorkers will get access to normal seating, as well as children under 16 who accompany them, Cuomo said.

“We ask them to wear masks but attend the ball game like you attended the ball game two years ago,” he said.

Unvaccinated New Yorkers will have their own sections in ballparks set at 33 percent capacity, which follows the CDC’s 6-foot social distancing recommendation, Cuomo said.
Cuomo said the Mets and Yankees organizations have partnered with the state to give unvaccinated fans incentives to get doses.

Both Yankee Stadium and Citi Field will set up vaccine facilities for fans to get shots — along with free tickets for future ball games for those who do so.

“You’re going to the game anyway,” Cuomo said. “It’s on your way. Stop and get a vaccine.”

“And if you get a vaccine, you get a free ticket to a Yankees or a Mets game,” he continued.

The doses will be one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine so fans don’t have to deal with wrangling second shots, Cuomo said.

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