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How Many Fans Will Be Allowed At Pro Sports Games In Massachusetts In The Coming Weeks?

February 26, 2021

It turns out that pro sports teams in Massachusetts will have fans at their games this season

Baker announced on Thursday that large sports venues in Massachusetts that seat 5,000 or more people can reopen with a “limited capacity plan” starting on March 22. This will start with a 12 percent capacity limit on attendance, as NESN reports.

So what does that mean for the three biggest pro sports venues in Massachusetts?

It means that Fenway Park which normally seats 37,755 people will start its season with 4,530 people in attendance; Gillette Stadium which normally seats 65,878 people can seat 7,905 people; and the seating will vary at TD Garden depending on whether it’s a hockey or basketball game. A typical Boston Celtics game has a capacity of 19,156 people. With a 12 percent capacity, that number will be 2,298. A typical Boston Bruins game has a capacity of 17,850 people. That goes down to 2,142 under these new guidelines.

A pro sports game in Massachusetts has not had fans at it since last March.

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