NY Jets : MetLife Stadium to allow full capacity starting May 28th

NY Jets, MetLife Stadium
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The NY Jets haven't played in front of a home crowd since the 2019 season, but that's set to change when the team takes the field in Week 2 of the upcoming 2021 season.

MetLife Stadium officially announced that they would be allowing full capacity crowds starting on May 28th. Of course, that's good news for both the Jets and Giants who will now be playing in front of their home crowds again for the first time in two years.

This comes after an announcement from New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy who stated on Monday that the state of New Jersey would be lifting limits on indoor and outdoor gatherings, effective June 4th.

Jets fans will return to the stadium in full force, although they'll have to wait until Week 2 for the team's first home regular-season matchup against the division-rival New England Patriots.

NY Jets fans can return to MetLife Stadium 2021

The Jets will be looking to give their fans something to cheer about in 2021 after an abysmal 2020 campaign that saw the team finish 2-14 following an 0-13 start.

The organization opted to press the restart button in the offseason firing head coach Adam Gase after two woeful seasons and replacing him with former San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh.

They also started over at the quarterback position shipping former third overall pick Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers and selecting his replacement Zach Wilson second overall in the 2021 NFL Draft.

It's a new era for the Jets and there's a renewed sense of optimism surrounding the franchise. Expect MetLife Stadium to be rocking by the time Week 2 rolls around.

The Jets will begin the year on the road against the Panthers in a matchup that will see the aforementioned Darnold take on his former team.

Earlier in the day, the Panthers announced that Bank of America Stadium would also allow a full capacity crowd for Week 1 without any mask or vaccine requirements.

The NFL is returning to normalcy in 2021 after a challenging 2020 season.

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