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PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 17: Fans hold up signs in support of Oskar Lindblom #23 of the Philadelphia Flyers who was recently diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, during a stoppage in play in the first period against the Anaheim Ducks on December 17, 2019 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The news many fans have been waiting for! The state of Pennsylvania announced today that arenas can host fans back at 15% capacity. 20% for outdoors. That means for the Flyers and Sixers thats 3,000 people in the Wells Fargo Center and for the Phillies thats 8,000 fans. The 15% and 20% would also include the staff

But before you start grabbing your Joel Embiid and Claude Giroux jerseys there’s a catch. Because of course there is. The state is allowing 15-20% capacity, but the city of Philadelphia needs to sign off on it. Its like when your parents say “do you want to go to see the Sixers?” You have to agree to it. Thats a bad example because why WOULDN’T you want to go see the Sixers but you get my point.

IF the city of Philadelphia agrees to the states new policy than fans could return to the Wells Fargo Center as soon as next week. Almost a full calendar year from the last time fans saw action.