In the latest effort to incentivize – or manipulate – New Yorkers into getting their vaccines, scandal-ridden New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that baseball stadiums will have separate seating for vaccinated versus unvaccinated fans.
Starting May 19, fans at Yankee Stadium and the New York Mets’ Citi field who are fully vaccinated will be allowed to sit next to one another in full capacity sections, Cuomo said in a press conference.
Meanwhile, unvaccinated fans will be herded to different sections with 33 percent capacity limitations, where they will be forced to sit six feet apart.
All fans will be required to wear masks.
More news for baseball fans:
Starting May 19, full capacity seating at Yankee Stadium & Citi Field will be available for fully vaccinated people.
For unvaccinated the capacity will be 33% to comply with CDC social distancing rules.
Masks will be required for all fans.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) May 5, 2021
“For baseball reopening May 19, two different categories, not Yankees, Mets, [but] vaccinated, not vaccinated. Vaccinated people, normal capacity, normal seating for people who are vaccinated. We ask them to wear masks. For unvaccinated people, the six foot distancing applies with masks,” Cuomo said.
Additionally, he announced that both sports venues will be designated walk-up vaccination sites that do not require reservations for fans attending games. And, fans who get vaccinated at the games will receive free tickets, BizPacReview reports.
“We will set up at the game a facility as you’re going in, come a little bit early and get your vaccine at the game. It’s on your way, stop and get a vaccine. If you get a vaccine, you get a free ticket to a Yankee or Mets game,” he said.
Leave it to Cuomo to suck the fun out of America’s favorite pastime.