MetLife Stadium will open 2021 NFL season at full capacity

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The Jets and Giants will play in front of a full stadium of fans in 2021.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that MetLife Stadium can open at full capacity this season after being closed to fans in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are thrilled by Governor Murphy’s announcement today to have MetLife Stadium operate at full capacity for the 2021 season,” the Jets and Giants said in a joint statement. “We can’t wait to welcome our fans back, creating the gameday atmosphere we have all been missing. We will continue to work to ensure the return of fans is accomplished in a safe and responsible way.”

The first opportunity for fans to attend and watch games at MetLife will be the first preseason game, coincidentally between the Jets and the Giants. That will be sometime between Aug. 12 and 16. The Jets won’t play their first regular season home game in front of fans until Week 2 when Gang Green faces the Patriots on Sept. 19 at 1 p.m.

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