Patriots among 30 NFL teams reportedly approved for full capacity during preseason

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Guess who is coming to Patriots training camp/preseason games this summer?

You.

Well, maybe not you specifically, depending on whether or not you love heat, crowds and football practice. But if that’s your kind of thing, and you missed it last season, then have we got good news for you.

According to NFL.com’s Judy Battista, it appears as though fans will be welcome at both preseason games as well as training camp this summer, in addition to the upcoming 2021 season.

On Tuesday, NFL team presidents were told 30 of 32 teams have already been given approval for full capacity stadiums at the start of preseason. Denver and Indianapolis are the only two that haven't, but are on track.

This should especially be of interest to Patriots fans, who were prohibited from attending all training camp activities as well as home games in the 2020 season. Plus, Pats fans have been known to be a little excitable when it comes to the first day of camp.

Massachusetts initially gave the all clear for full re-opening in Massachusetts as of August 1, which would have potentially hindered training camp. But with Governor Charlie Baker announcing recently that venues can return to full capacity as of May 29, the path appears clear for Patriots fans to return to Foxboro to see their favorite team in action, whether or not it counts in the standings. Today’s news only further brightens that outlook.

The only question now is will that be when fans get their first glimpse in-person of Julio Jones in a Patriots uniform? Stay tuned.

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