Spectators to be welcomed back to Texas outdoor sporting events May 31 at 25% of venue capacity

Outdoor venues in all Texas counties will be permitted to operate at up to 25% capacity starting May 31. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Outdoor venues in all Texas counties will be permitted to operate at up to 25% capacity starting May 31. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Outdoor venues in all Texas counties will be permitted to operate at up to 25% capacity starting May 31. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Professional sporting events that take place in outdoor venues in all Texas counties will be permitted to operate at up to 25% capacity starting May 31, according to a May 22 proclamation from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

Venue owners must operate under guidelines that facilitate appropriate social distancing and submit a plan to the Texas Department of State Health Services that incorporates minimum standard health protocols recommended by DSHS as applicable.


In addition, the proclamation said starting May 22 all Texas counties except for Deaf Smith, El Paso, Moore, Potter and Randall counties were permitted to reinstate outdoor motorsports events that operate at up to 25% of the normal operating limits as determined by the venue owner and that operate under guidelines that facilitate appropriate social distancing.