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Fans won’t be back at Gillette Stadium through the 2020 season

The sports venue won't have fans "for the remainder of the 2020 football and soccer seasons."

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Gillette Stadium earlier in 2020 during a Patriots practice. Globe Staff

While fans have been allowed back into some sports venues around the country in reduced capacities, that will not be the case at Gillette Stadium.

“We have recently been informed that the Governor’s Executive Order prohibiting large capacity venues from opening to the public will remain in force for the remainder of the 2020 football and soccer seasons,” a Gillette Stadium statement explained on Monday.

The Patriots have four remaining home games in the 2020 season (which extends into January of 2021), while the Revolution are set to host a postseason matchup with the Montreal Impact on Friday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

With escalating COVID-19 case numbers in the state, local fans will have to wait it out to cheer their teams on in person.

“We understand that the advisory board, Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito made this decision with the health and safety of the community in mind,” the statement noted. “Still, we know that this decision will be disappointing to the friends and family members of our respective teams and countless Patriots and Revolution Season Ticket Members who were eager to attend games this season.”

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