The NY Giants made a tough decision along with guidance from the New Jersey government that fans have been waiting to hear about.
Well, now we know for sure, NY Giants fans: No fans will be allowed to convince at MetLife Stadium to watch their beloved Big Blue for the time being.
The team announced Monday in conjunction with the NY Jets and Governor Phil Murphy that MetLife Stadium will in fact be included in the ‘no large public gatherings’ ordinance, in a measure that will take place at least through the end of the preseason (provided there is one).
While this is a huge – but expected – blow to NY Giants nation, its the right move to make at this time. Although the Tri-State has bounced back in a big way concerning the COVID pandemic in general, there is just no logical reason to have that many people gather for games and practices that don’t officially count for anything.
Luckily for the NY Giants, Daniel Jones has stepped up and began to truly lead his team during his second offseason as a professional by leading workouts with teammates all over the country, but just like those workouts, fans will have no choice but to sit and watch any offseason action that does happen from home.
What about NY Giants training camp?
As you can see in the embedded tweet/announcement from the NY Giants above, this decision also includes training camp.
Although Big Blue has a major advantage when it comes to their geographical closeness between their home stadium and their practice facility the fans will not be able to enjoy any of the training camp action going on at The Quest Diagnostics Training Center when camp kicks off this week as well.
It’s really sad news when it comes down to it as many families have long traditions of attending camp to get a rare up-close and personal look at the NY Giants.
Just watching Saquon Barkley galavant around a practice field is a sight to behold by himself and it’s difficult to take in that many little kids won’t get the chance to see their favorite player in the intimate setting that is NFL training camp.
For now, we’ll just have to make peace with the decision and continue to pray that the 2020 NFL season does even happen at all, as considering everything that’s happened since the start of this year even just playing regular-season games alone would be a huge win.
With or without fans.