2020 was a long year for most of the planet. It seems like 2021 is getting off to a much better start. New England Revolution fans will be happy to learn that they can return to Gillette Stadium to cheer on their favorite soccer club.
On Thursday, Governor Charlie Baker announced that on March 22nd the state of Massachusetts would enter Phase IV. This allows Gillette Stadium to welcome fans back into the building. With the 2021 MLS regular season kicking off on April 17th, Revolution fans should be cheering on the club from the very start.
Of course, there will be limits on how many people can be in attendance. The guidelines state that the stadium can only operate at 12 percent capacity. That might not seem like a lot but the Revolution might have lucked out due to them sharing a stadium with the New England Patriots.
According to NBC 10 News Director Scott Isaacs, the numbers are based on Gillette Stadium’s total capacity, not just the amount of seats that are usually in attendance for Revs games. With Gillette being able to house over 65,000 fans, the Revolution can sell just over 7,900 tickets.
Recent numbers show that before the pandemic, New England was averaging nearly 17,000 fans per game. So the Revs will get to welcome nearly half of their fans back.
So The Fort will be rocking once again in 2021. With New England having a 3-3-5 record at Gillette in 2020, hopefully the Revs will boast a better home record with fans in attendance.