Next in line to open to 100% capacity? Try our nation’s capital.
It’s true, as the Washington city government has said sports stadiums can have spectators at full capacity starting June 11.
That means a full 40,000 stadium for Washington Nationals games, up from the current number of 10,000.
Of course, it won’t likely mean much for the NHL’s Washington Capitals or Washington Wizards of the NBA — not unless both teams advance further than expected in their respective postseasons.
Still, those teams have indeed seen an increase recently, and there is always next season.
“As of last month, the NHL’s Capitals and NBA’s Wizards have been allowed to host 10% of capacity at their indoor arena downtown, roughly 2,000 people,” The Associated Press reported. “That will rise to 25%, about 5,000 spectators, on Friday.”
But for the rest of the season, the Nationals will be allowed to pack the house. And if everything keeps improving, the same will hold true of the Washington Football Team in the fall.
All that really remains to be see is how those teams will do. But at least fans will be able to see it live.