The governor of New Jersey Phil Murphy has told the Jets and the Giants It wouldn’t make an exception to its 500-person state limit at outdoor gatherings, which means they’ll have to play fanless this season.
The president of the state where he is MetLife Stadium made the decision together with the teams involved.
“My administration has been working closely with professional sports and college teams to determine how to safely proceed with matches in their stadiums amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic,” Murphy said in a statement.
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“While we look forward to the day when we can return to normal games and cheer from the stands, continued concerns for the health and safety of fans, team members, and staff dictate that our executive order limiting Outdoor meetings applies to sporting events, including the training ground.
“We will continue to closely monitor the reality of public health and work with health experts to determine how to move forward, and we will continue to work closely with teams as conditions change. Like all New Jersey fans, I look forward to seeing our teams play from home and plan to be there in person to support teams when it is safe to do so. “
The Jets and Giants They are ready to report for training camp starting this week, and the NFL has already stated that there will be no fans at camp.
“We support Governor Murphy’s decision in the interest of public health and safety and, until circumstances change, both the Jets and the Giants will play our games without the benefit of the fans present,” said the NFL teams in a joint statement. “Although we would prefer to have fans at metLife Stadium for our games, we will continue to work with Governor Murphy’s office and provide updates as necessary.”