The latest: Breeders’ Cup with full capacity
The latest on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:
The Breeders’ Cup will be at full capacity for the World Championships from November 5th to 6th in Del Mar.
Officials said the tickets will go on sale on Friday, although general admission is not available at that time. They hope to be able to offer it closer to the event. All tickets are sold in advance and are not available on site.
Del Mar, north of San Diego, is hosting for the second time. Last year’s Breeders’ Cup took place without fans in Keeneland, Kentucky.
Also, the New York Racing Association says Saratoga will be operating at full capacity when the summer meeting opens in mid-July.
With 70% of New York’s adult residents vaccinated against COVID-19, Governor Andrew Cuomo lifted protocols and restrictions on outdoor sports and entertainment venues. Unvaccinated fans must wear masks.
Belmont Park will be fully open to fans on June 24th.
Rutgers is allowed to play its soccer games with a dense audience this season.
The Big Ten Conference school announced the plan Wednesday after receiving updated guidelines from the state of New Jersey that allow outdoor venues to operate at full capacity. The Scarlet Knights will host six home games at SHI Stadium, including a Thursday night game against Temple on September 2nd.
Rutgers will also play at home against Delaware, Ohio State, Michigan State, Wisconsin and Maryland. The stadium has a capacity of 52,454 seats.
The last time the Scarlet Knights played a home game against Michigan State in the 2019 season finale, the stadium was open to the public without restrictions.
Rutgers set a 3-6 record when Greg Schiano returned to coach last season. The COVID-19 pandemic prevented fans from going to home games even though a small number of family members were allowed to attend.