We’re another step closer to having Flyers fans back at the Wells Fargo Center.
On Tuesday morning, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced a new set of COVID-19 mitigation restrictions in the state. Wolf’s new guidelines center around maximum occupancy limits and out-of-state travel restrictions.
The new limit that is of particular interest to Flyers fans is the one on indoor events.
🪑 INDOOR EVENTS: Revised limits allow for 15% of max occupancy, no matter venue size.
The 15% max occupancy is permitted ONLY if attendees/workers can keep 6 feet of physical distance between them.
— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) March 1, 2021
“There is light at the end of the tunnel. COVID-19 cases are on the decline, and more are being vaccinated,” Wolf continued in another tweet. “Thank you for wearing masks, keeping your distance, planning for vaccines, and doing whatever it takes to slow the spread of COVID. Your actions are making a difference.”
While the state has revised its limits, the Flyers and Wells Fargo Center still need Philadelphia to follow suit. Currently, Philadelphia has a limit of 500 people at indoor events.
With a max capacity of 19,500 for Flyers games, the Wells Fargo Center will be allowed to have around 2,925 people in the arena. While some of those people will need to be the essential staff of the teams, media, and event crew, many of those people will also be fans.
Given the recent news that the Flyers reportedly could have fans at their next home game on March 7th, there is light at the end of the tunnel for Flyers fans that want to attend games. The Flyers have two four-game homestands in March: the 7th to the 13th and the 22nd to the 27th.
Under these new state restrictions, it sounds like the Flyers could have fans back at games at the Wells Fargo Center very soon. Pennsylvania is giving arenas the green light. The Flyers just need Philadelphia to get on board.
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