The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:
Atlanta’s two biggest outdoor pro sports stadiums will allow 100% capacity at events beginning next month.
The Braves said they will return to average capacity at 41,084-seat Trust Park beginning May 7, when they face the Philadelphia Phillies to start their third homestand of the season.
The team allowed 33% capacity for their first homestand and ramped up to 50% for their current homestand.
In a release issued at the same time as the Braves’ announcement, officials said Mercedes-Benz Stadium will return to 100% capacity beginning May 15 when Atlanta United hosts a Major League Soccer match against CF Montreal. Mercedes-Benz Stadium is a retractable-roof venue that can hold more than 70,000 fans.
United allowed up to 50% capacity at its first two home games.
Also, the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons intend to be at 100% capacity for games in the fall, following a statement from Commissioner Roger Goodell that he expects to have packed venues for the upcoming season.
Face coverings will continue to be required at both stadiums.
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