Florida Governor Clears Hard Rock Stadium For Full 65,000 Attendance

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South Florida radio host Andy Slater reports that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has given clearance for Hard Rock Stadium to “go to full capacity of 65,000.”

“DeSantis’ spokesperson follows up with [Slater] wanting to make it clear that after the governor recently dropped COVID-19 restrictions, all Florida stadiums were able to go to full capacity,” Slater added, which appears to clear the way for full attendance in Jacksonville and Tampa Bay.

The Dolphins, according to Slater, say their plan is to stick to a 13,000 attendance capacity for their next home game against the Chargers on October 25.

Hard Rock averages 11,722 through two home games for the Dolphins. The Dallas Cowboys lead the NFL in attendance with an average of 23,364 through two games.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced this week that attendance caps will raise to 12,000 at Bengals and Browns games. Meanwhile, in Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Wolf announced that 7,500 fans will be allowed to attend the Eagles-Steelers game in Pittsburgh this week.

Super Bowl LV is scheduled to be played February 7 in Tampa.

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.


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  1. I like Desantis but lets keep it real he did shut things down the only guv that did not is Kristi Noam of South Dakota she is the one who honored our Bill of Rights and Constitution. I’m glad that the stadium can be at capacity but it should have been that way all along in other words let the citizens decide if they want to attend not some bureaucrat .

  2. I give state governors a pass on shutting down for the first 2 weeks of the covid scare, as it was a state of emergency declared by Trump. There was so much info and disinfo to sort through, that governors should be given some time to assess the scene. But, after the 2 weeks, where’s my rights?

  3. Desantis taking the lead! Love it. Open these stadiums up! If people are scared or worried, guess what? THEY’LL STAY HOME. Amazing how rational thought comes in handy when dealing with irrational lunatics.

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