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How Houston’s sports teams are responding to lifting of capacity limits, mask mandate

HOUSTON – Sports teams and venues within the Houston space appear to be taking a cautious method after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott determined to elevate capacity limits and the mask mandate beginning subsequent week.

The Houston Astros open at Minute Maid Park in early April. While the group didn’t reply to a request for remark, sources informed KPRC 2′s Randy McIlvoy that they are not ready to make modifications till the scenario is evaluated.

The Houston Rockets have been letting in about 2,500 followers for his or her video games on the Toyota Center. In an announcement, Rockets CEO and President Tad Brown mentioned there might be no modifications to the present procedures.



“We follow the rules as agreed upon by the NBA and players union,” Brown mentioned within the assertion.

Brown mentioned it’s too early to know whether or not live shows will resume on the Toyota Center.

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There’s not as a lot urgency with the Houston Texans for the reason that NFL season doesn’t start for one more six or seven months

For highschool sports, the University Interscholastic League mentioned officers are nonetheless working to decide the perfect path ahead.

“Please know UIL will be releasing updated guidance before this order takes effect,” officers mentioned in an announcement. “Until that information is released, all current UIL Covid-19 Risk Mitigation Guidelines remain in place.”

The UIL’s pointers presently restrict capacity to 50% and require spectators to put on masks in any respect occasions.

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