FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WTNH)– There will be no fans at New England Patriots games for the rest of the 2020 season.
Gillette Stadium, in Foxborough, Massachusetts, announced on Monday that fans will no longer be allowed due to restrictions relating to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Massachusetts Governor’s Executive Order prohibits large capacity venues from opening to the public and that will remain in force for the remainder of the 2020 football and soccer seasons.
Gillette Stadium released the following statement on the matter:
Throughout the last several months, Gillette Stadium officials and the Kraft Sports + Entertainment organization have worked diligently to develop a plan to safely host fans at a reduced capacity. We have done so in collaboration with a team of infectious disease experts and the Massachusetts Reopening Advisory Board and feel confident in our plan, which complies with guidelines issued by the CDC, the National Football League and Major League Soccer.
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. Still, we know that this decision will be disappointing to the friends and family members of our respective teams and countless Patriots and Revolution Season Ticket Members who were eager to attend games this season.
As we turn our focus to 2021, we will continue to work closely with the advisory board to safely reopen our building. We look forward to welcoming Patriots and Revolution fans back home to Gillette Stadium upon being granted approval next year.