If you were thinking you might be able to take in a game at Gillette Stadium this year, your hopes have been dashed.

No NFL or Major League Soccer games this year, according to masslive.com.  Different states have different rules and there have been fans in attendance at some NFL games this year.

According to ESPN.com, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has given the okay to fill the stadium in Miami, but the team has capped fans at 13,000 for the first few games and will continue to keep that plan in place.

Given the current spike in COVID-19 cases around the country, nothing is certain at this point except that Gillette Stadium will not be allowing fans insides for the rest of 2020.

Gillette Stadium released a statement on Monday in part saying “We have recently been informed that the Governor’s Executive Order prohibiting large capacity venues from opening to the public will remain in force for the remainder of the 2020 football and soccer seasons.We understand that the advisory board, Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito made this decision with the health and safety of the community in mind,” according to reporting by masslive.com.

I’m sure fans will be disappointed but given the spike in cases maybe we should be grateful for football at least being televised.  Let’s hope this spike in cases doesn’t hit the NFL, it’s players, staff, or fans.  I am sure it’s a season the players will never forget, a shortened schedule and one where the seats were empty, or nearly empty.

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