Texas Governor allowing professional stadiums to reopen with limited capacity
Texas is opening back up its professional sports arenas.
Good news for Texas A&M and Alabama’s season opener against USC in Arlington? It looks that way but a recent declaration from Texas Governor Greg Abbott only applies to professional sports — for the time being.
According to the governor, Texas will allow professional sports stadiums with outdoor seating can resume at 25 percent capacity starting in June.
“Each professional sports league that desires to reopen must first submit a plan to the Texas Department of State Health Services (“DSHS”). Spectators are allowed for outdoor events, provided that outdoor venues limit the number of spectators to no more than 25% of the normal operating limits of the venue as determined by the facility owner. Spectators are not permitted for indoor events. Each plan must incorporate these minimum health protocols to the greatest extent possible.”
Things continue to trend in the right direction with this being the latest in a long line of good news pointing toward the successful return of college football in September.