Texas governor Greg Abbott says outdoor sports arenas can be at 25 percent capacity this summer

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Texas sports fans will be allowed to experience live sports in person in 2020. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott approved an order Thursday that would allow outdoor sports facilities to operate at 25 percent capacity this summer.

Abbott, 62, has already given the green light for sports to resume in Texas on May 31. In order to host fans, teams will have to apply and receive approval from the Texas Department of State Health Services, according to the Texas Tribune.

The order would hypothetically allow the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans and Texas Rangers to host fans in 2020. All three teams play in stadiums with retractable roofs. Those could be considered outdoor facilities under the order. Fans will not be allowed to attend sporting events at indoor stadiums.

Abbott has also expressed optimism that the college football season will take place as scheduled in Texas, and expects fans will be able to attend those games.

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