Cuomo Announces 20 Percent Fan Capacity For New York Tracks Starting April 23

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that the state’s auto and horse racing tracks can reopen to fans at 20 percent capacity, bringing racing into line with other outdoor sports in the state.

Spectrum News reports that the announcement comes ahead of Belmont Park’s upcoming spring/summer meet, which is set to launch April 22.

Fan attendance at New York tracks has been prohibited since shortly the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The New York Racing Association released the following statement following Cuomo’s announcement:

“The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) looks forward to welcoming fans back to Belmont Park this spring and to Saratoga Race Course this summer. We thank Governor Cuomo for the opportunity to host fans at our historic tracks for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

“We will announce ticketing options for fans once we further review the guidelines and protocols set forth for thoroughbred tracks in New York state. 

“NYRA has dearly missed the passion and excitement that fans bring to the sport of thoroughbred racing. Today’s announcement by the Governor is one more indication that we are collectively moving toward a return to normalcy.”

Read more at Spectrum News

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