Scoring Points: More Fans allowed at games in NC

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North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced that the cap on fans at sporting events would be increased.

The new order went into effect last week.

Outdoor sports are allowed to have a maximum of 30% of the venues capacity, so  even though we wont see stadiums filled, we will see an exponential increase in fans.

Indoor venues are also allowed a maximum of 30% capacity, but that is capped at 250 people no matter if 30% of the venue exceeds that number.

2,000 people is my best guess on what local area stadiums can hold. 30% of 2,000 is 600, so you can bounce that number around in your head when considering about how many fans will be allowed inside games.

Murphy High School is now allowing over 800 fans into their stadium.

At least this way all the parents of the kids will get to attend. We are taking steps in the right direction, and we can only hope that things will get back to normal sooner than later.

It has made a big difference at indoor sporting events, as we’ve seen the Murphy Lady Bulldogs play 3 games since the new order, including the NCHSAA State Championship game. Going from 0 fans to 250 fans was a huge jump and definitely took some getting used to. It made for an electric atmosphere for the rest of the state playoffs, something that has been missed this year.

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