Monday, the Philadelphia Union announced that Subaru Park would go to full capacity in June.
Today, we’ve got great news for the teams within the city limits, as officials have announced that all capacity limits will be axed entirely in one month’s time.
The city will lift density limits on offices, stores, museums, and libraries beginning on May 21, said Health Commissioner Thomas Farley. Also on that date, the city will lift capacity limits on outdoor catered events. Restaurants will still be limited to 50% capacity, or 75% capacity with advanced ventilation standards — but seats will only be required to be three feet apart rather than six feet, therefore allowing more tables. Indoor catered events will still be capped at 25% occupancy, or 150 people.
Also on May 21, the city will lift the requirement that food must be served with alcohol.
As of June 11, the city will end all capacity limits in every setting. That reopening date is later that the rest of the state, which Gov. Tom Wolf announced last week will reopen on Memorial Day. Both the city and the state will still require masks, except when eating and drinking.
So according to John Clark, this means 50% for the Sixers and Phils before the end of the month:
Sixers and Phillies will be allowed to have 50% capacity at Wells Fargo Center and Citizens Bank Park starting in 10 days
That means Sixers home playoff games will be 50% full! pic.twitter.com/bnaYmoVTAF
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) May 11, 2021
We’ll await official word from the teams on the start date for 100% but this would be a nice boon if the Sixers can make a deep playoff run. It’ll be full capacity at the Wells Fargo Center if they can advance. First time since March of 2020.
The Phillies will be 63 games in by June 11th, and host the Yankees on the 12th. Would be cool if CBP was 100% filled up for that game, but not with disgusting New York fans.
As for the Birds, we’ll be sold out at Lincoln Financial Field for the season opener. Let’s go baby.