Fans will remain absent from New England Patriots NFL games and Major League Soccer’s New England Revolution matches for the remainder of their seasons as local authorities extended the ban on gatherings at large venues.

Officials at Gillette Stadium, which is the 65,878-capacity home to both franchises, revealed yesterday (Monday) that an Executive Order from the Governor of Massachusetts, Charlie Baker, prohibiting large capacity venues from opening to the public will remain in force for the remainder of the 2020 sports seasons.

The NFL season will end in January 2021, while the MLS playoffs will end the campaign next month.

In August, the Patriots were told they would need to open their 2020 season behind closed doors having initially hoped to have 20% capacity at Gillette Stadium.

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