New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced on Moose & Maggie on Monday that starting March 1, all Garden State sports and entertainment venues with a capacity of 5,000 or more can open to either 10 percent (for indoor venues) or 15 percent (for outdoor venues) of capacity.
Later Monday, the Jets and Giants released the following joint statement on the news:
In his appearance on Moose & Maggie, Gov. Murphy was hopeful that come football season, those capacities will be increased – and revealed that had the Giants won the NFC East and the right to host a playoff game, the state would have worked towards allowing fans at MetLife Stadium for that game.
“The last conversation I had was with John Mara the afternoon before the Eagles rolled over in the last game,” Gov. Murphy smiled, “but I told John that if the Eagles lost, we’d work with them to find some way to get fans into MetLife. If things go the way I suggested, I’ll be shocked if we’re not at a higher level of capacity for football as we get into the fall.
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