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Crowd Adjustment in Pennsylvania to Affect Eagles/Steelers Games?

There’s a possibility that Sunday’s football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers could see a maximum of 7,500 attendees in the stands.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine amended COVID-19 regulations for the state on Tuesday to allow  a 15 percent capacity of fans for outdoor events, starting Friday, October 9. These events include sporting games, concerts, fairs and festivals. The amendment also applies to indoor gatherings.

In lieu of the announcement, NBC sports anchor John Clark also tweeted confirmation of the breaking news along with the question, “Now will the city of Philly allow Eagles fans at the Linc?” The “Linc” is Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field stadium and the Philadelphia Eagles’ official home.

Gov. Wolf reiterated the importance of Pennsylvanians adhering to social distancing and mask wearing, stating in a press release, “Regardless of the size of an event or gathering, those things are still imperative to stopping the spread of COVID. We know everyone has sacrificed in many ways and today’s announcement reflects a gradual adjustment to our lives as we learn how we can do things safely until we have a cure, or an effective vaccine is widely available.”

Other practices such as timed entry, multiple entry and exit points and multiple restrooms and hygiene stations will continue to stay in place. It’s also noted that any restrictions for gatherings “established by local authorities” in cities and towns such as Philadelphia and State College, “remain in effect.”

The Philadelphia Eagles faces off against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Sunday, October 11.

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Candace Cordelia has been an on-camera interviewer and writer for In The Zone since the Summer of 2020. Candace's journalism experience includes writing for the New York Daily News and ABC Radio, where she also conducted celebrity interviews and audio production/editing for ABC Radio's national radio affiliates across the country. Her on-camera experience involves working as a backstage/in-ring interviewer with a number of independent wrestling promotions and as an actress. Candace is dedicated to bringing combat sports and eSports news to the In The Zone universe.

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