Hogan Order Allows Spectators At Sports Stadiums, Limited To 10% Capacity

By Staff Reporter
Posted on 10/17/20 | News Source: WBAL TV

Venues limited to 10% of capacity, including M&T Bank Stadium, FedEx Field

Maryland sports stadiums and outdoor venues are now be allowed to host spectators -- with a limit of 10% capacity.

Gov. Larry Hogan and Maryland Secretary of Health Robert Neall issued orders Friday to update safe capacity limits for outdoor sporting and entertainment venues, while maintaining face covering requirements and strict public health protocols.

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"With our key health metrics low and stable, we are taking steps to allow more spectators, including fans of the Baltimore Ravens and the Washington Football Team, to safely attend games in the stands," Hogan said in a statement. "It remains important to continue following all of the mitigation measures and public health protocols that keep us safe, including wearing masks and practicing physical distancing."

OUTDOOR SPORTING VENUES: The governor's order limits spectators at outdoor sporting venues to 10% of total capacity, including at M&T Bank Stadium and FedEx Field.

This would amount to a little more than 7,000 spectators at M&T Bank Stadium.

The Ravens sent a statement to 11 News, saying: "We received Governor Hogan's order today updating limits for outdoor sporting venues, which would allow up to 10% of total capacity. We have contacted Mayor (Jack) Young's office to discuss Governor Hogan's order."

A spokesman for the mayor sent a statement to 11 News, saying: "We are aware of the governor's executive order and are working with community stakeholders to accommodate these new adjustments safely for all residents and visitors of Baltimore City." Read more at WBALTV