As the country looks to re-open during the COVID-19 pandemic, sports have been one of the hottest topics of discussion. Texas governor Greg Abbott made no mistake about his plans for the return of sports today, reportedly issuing a revised order on professional sports arenas.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued a revised order: not only will professional sports leagues be allowed to resume play in June, but outdoor stadiums will be allowed to host fans up to 25% of their capacity.
Abbott’s order will allow up to 25% fan capacity at outdoor stadiums in Texas. This goes against what’s become the popular discussion lately, where most seem to expect the leagues to all resume without any fans in attendance.
The NFL is yet to have a stance on the topic, but the governor of the state that hosts America’s Team (the league’s biggest brand) issuing an order like this is certainly big news.
Plus, given this order is effective as of June, who knows the level of capacity the governor will recommend come September when the season really gets going.
The Dallas Cowboys do not have a scheduled home regular season game until September 20th against the Atlanta Falcons. Their season opening opponent, the Los Angeles Rams, are dealing with much different political guidance in the state of California around the re-opening of stadiums.
At this point, the only thing that’s certain is uncertainty.