Outdoor Seated Spectator Events

Phase 4

The Revitalization Phase of the Restore Illinois public health approach to reopening the Illinois economy includes larger gathering sizes, additional businesses reopening and increased capacities. We must all continue to social distance, frequently wash our hands and cover our faces to maintain progress in overcoming COVID-19.

The following documents apply to businesses that meet the following criteria:

  • Outdoor seated sports venues, arenas, stadiums, facilities, fields or courts engaged in showing live sports games
  • Examples of spectator sports include (non-exhaustive): auto race tracks, baseball fields, football fields
  • For golf tournaments, refer to guidance on Golf
  • For tennis matches, refer to guidance on Tennis
  • These guidelines apply to outdoor spectator sports only; indoor spectator sports not permitted at this time
  • These guidelines apply to ticketed events with seating available for all spectators; general admission shows and/or events without seating (e.g., standing room only) are not permitted at this time
  • Note: organizations that operate across multiple workplace environments should refer to applicable Phase IV guidelines for guidance on those workplaces
  • Note: As of release, outdoor spectator sports venues may operate at maximum of 20% of seating capacity for spectators. Capacity restrictions will be reassessed based on the latest science and public health metrics on an ongoing basis throughout Phase IV
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Industry Guidelines

Read the full guidelines for reopening and recommended best practices.

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Industry Posters (Graphic)

Visual snapshot of key guidelines to print and post in public or employee areas.

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Industry Posters (Text)

Shortened guidelines to share and/or print and post in employee areas.

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Industry Checklists

Complete these before you reopen.

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Social Media

A series of graphics for you to use on your social channels.

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Industry Toolkit

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Signage Resources

Keep your workers safe in the workplace and limit the spread of COVID-19 with these helpful signs.