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Fans are back! New Jersey will allow full capacity at MetLife Stadium beginning May 28

Giants won’t be playing in an empty stadium in 2021

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These MetLife Stadium seats will not be empty for Giants games next fall.
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Fans are back at MetLife Stadium — all of them.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that full capacity will be allowed at MetLife Stadium beginning this Friday, May 28.

Here is a joint statement on the news from the New York Giants and New York Jets:

We are thrilled by Governor Murphy’s announcement today to have MetLife Stadium operate at full capacity for the 2021 season. We can’t wait to welcome our fans back, creating the gameday atmosphere we have all been missing. We will continue to work to ensure the return of fans is accomplished in a safe and responsible way.

What “a safe and responsible way” means is unclear. The important thing, though, is that MetLife will b e full of — mostly — Giants fans for the team’s home games during the 2021 season. The Giants played in front of an empty stadium in 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Here is a statement from MetLife Stadium officials:

MetLife Stadium, the New York Jets and the New York Giants are very excited with Governor Murphy’s announcement today that will allow events to return at full capacity as of May 28. We are currently reviewing stadium policies and protocols, as our commitment to the health and safety of our guests and staff remains our top priority. New York Giants and New York Jets game-day fan protocols will be communicated prior to the 2021 NFL football season.

The Giants open the season at home against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Sept. 12 t 4:25 p.m. ET.