While Canadian teams still cannot accommodate fans, the recovery is accelerating south of the border, as Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker said on Tuesday that clubs in his territory could play in crowded arenas of here the month of August.
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Thus, the Bruins and the Boston Celtics would have the opportunity to play sold-out at TD Garden. So would the Red Sox at Fenway Park and the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, which also serves as the home of the Revolution. Obviously, everything is conditional on a satisfactory health record in the eyes of the authorities.
In the meantime, Baker said that local sports teams will be able to increase the capacity of their respective buildings from 12% to 25% as of May 10. That day, the Bruins will host the New York Islanders for their last local duel of the regular season.
In Missouri too
Other clubs in major North American leagues are also gradually increasing their capacity for local matches. This is the case of the Kansas City Royals, which will welcome 17,400 fans in May. The limit was set at 10,000 in April, when 37,903 people can normally be seated there during major baseball games.