NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Music lovers and sports fans alike had much to celebrate this weekend, as several venues in New York resumed their full capacity.
As CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge reported, all COVID restrictions will be lifted at Citi Field on Monday. Fans will no longer have to wear masks, social distancing, or provide proof of vaccination or a negative test.
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The Yankees returned to full seats on Friday night, facing the Oakland Athletics in front of a large crowd.
“It’s great, it feels good,” Yankees fan Matthew Warbet told CBS2.
From one sign of New York’s return to the next, Madison Square Garden hosted the Foo Fighters on Sunday night. Fans meandered around MSG for the first 100% capacity gig in the New York City area since March 2020.
Unlike Citi Field and Yankee Stadium, however, all guests over 16 had to show proof of vaccination before walking through the door. Some protested outside the venue, saying the vaccine should not be required for the events.
“Should we be forced to take a vaccine or lose our freedom?” said John Allenville, from the upstate.
On Saturday, Radio City Music Hall saw its first event at full capacity – the Tribeca Festival premiere of a new documentary by Dave Chappelle – with a fully vaccinated audience. Saturday night also marked the closing gala of the 20th festival, considered a symbolic revival of the arts in New York City.
There’s even more to look forward to, with Springsteen on Broadway resuming performances on June 26.