Large occasions come again to life as Governor Tom Wolf eases restrictions – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The state has again relaxed the capacity limits for indoor and outdoor events.

More fans in their seats at sporting events and maybe more music to their ears soon. As Governor Tom Wolf relaxes restrictions, big events come back to life.

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The pens got off to a tough start on Sunday, but doubling the fan capacity on Tuesday should give them an extra boost.

“We’re really excited to have about 10,000 fans in the building again tomorrow night, which is huge,” said Kevin Acklin, COO of Pittsburgh Penguins.

From Monday, indoor events will increase from 25 percent to 50 percent and outdoor events from 50 to 75 percent. From May 31st, the borders will be completely lifted.

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This is good news for the concert business, which has been practically silent for 15 months. However, there are big shows coming up towards the middle and end of summer, including the just-announced Jason Aldean show at the Star Lake Pavilion on August 13th.

Concert promoter Brian Drusky puts on as many shows as possible.

“That’s what I’ve been doing in the past few weeks to make people offers to come to town,” said Drusky.

The big events add sparks and vitality to the reopening of the local economy.

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“At a time when the city is recovering from the pandemic and the penguins are here in the first round of the playoffs to bring some economic vitality and jobs back to Pittsburgh, we’re very excited,” said Acklin.

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