The Miami Dolphins have been given permission to host a full capacity crowd for home games.
"Just to be clear. Sports franchises, like most businesses under phase 3 can do as they see medically and safety-wise in their best interests. There is no state clearance or anything of the sort," Gov. DeSantis' Communications Director Fred Piccolo tweeted.
The Dolphins currently plan to stay with the COVID-19 safety plan of only allowing 13,000 fans, which is about 20 percent capacity at Hard Rock Stadium for their next home game against the Chargers on October 25.
“We’ll continue to follow CDC guidelines and put everyone’s safety first and monitor things as we go," said Dolphins Vice Chairman and CEO Tom Garfinkel in a statement provided to CBS12. "Right now with positivity rates where they are, we feel that we can keep people safe in a socially distanced environment, which is our 13,000 capacity manifest.”
The Dolphins added that they have not heard from the Governor's office, and did not ask for any changes to their capacity.
The reported ‘green light’ could potentially allow the Miami Hurricanes to have full capacity at Hard Rock Stadium for their home game against Pittsburgh on October 17.