Some of the New York Yankees road trips just got a lot shorter. The "Toronto" Blue Jays who have been playing their home games in its spring training ballpark in Dunedin, Florida will shuffle off to Buffalo. The Blue Jays have been able to play in Canada since the COVID-19 pandemic hit so now they return to their home from last season, Sahlen Field in beautiful downtown Buffalo New York starting June 1st.
Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York Yankees Team President Randy Levine, and Mets Team President Sandy Alderson announced that starting Wednesday, May 19th both the Yankees and Mets will raise the capacity limit from 20% to 100% for vaccinated fans.
Great news for fans of the Nets, Knicks, Islanders, Rangers, and Albany Empire. In today's coronavirus press briefing, Governor Andrew Cuomo said the current 10% capacity limit set on all indoor sports arenas in New York state will increase to 25% on Wednesday, May 19th. This is great news for teams like the Nets, Knicks, and Islanders who all appear to be headed to postseason play. The Rangers are far from a lock for the postseason but still alive thanks to a four-game sweep over the New Jersey Devils. This also confirms the reports that the Albany Empire would be able to host 25% of the Times Union Center for their home opener now scheduled for Saturday, May 29th.
The NFL season is seeing a pretty big COVID-19 outbreak in Tennessee with the Titans. According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the Titans have now had 23 positive tests since September 24th. This means the game against the Buffalo Bills scheduled for this Sunday at 1 pm is highly unlikely to be played at that time. So what happens next? Do they play Monday, play Tuesday, or are the Titans forced to forfeit?