EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 18: The New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers stand on the field during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium on November 18, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Governor Phil Murphy announced today (February 22) that the State of New Jersey will begin to allow indoor and outdoor venues to open for spectators.

Large sports and entertainment venues with a fixed seating capacity of 5,000 or more will be permitted to host a number of patrons and members of the public equal to 10% of capacity indoors and 15% of capacity outdoors.

Facilities that host such events must ensure that all attendees at the event remain six feet apart from other attendees, except that individuals who purchase or reserve tickets together may be seated together.

“God willing, this is the first step of many more over the coming months,” Murphy said during a COVID-19 briefing.

Face coverings and social distancing will be required. However, Governor Murphy revealed that a PCR test will not be required before entry.