Mayor de Blasio has announced that youth sports leagues can obtain permits to play in NYC parks this fall. He first made the announcement on Friday, August 28 on the Brian Lehrer Show.
As of TODAY @NYCParks will be granting permits for youth baseball, softball, soccer, cricket, non-contact lacrosse and flag football leagues.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) August 28, 2020
The games can begin on September 15 with some regulations in place.
Face masks must be worn by coaches, spectators and players who are on the sidelines; kids will also be encouraged to wear masks while they are playing.
Each player is allowed to bring two spectators, and once the games come to an end, everyone must leave – no post-game hang outs.
Teams who are hit with three violations will have their permits revoked, says the mayor.
Also, if the city’s infection rate goes above 3%, all permits will be suspended.
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