What They're Saying: Mike Golub

“Every other outdoor sports venue in the country is allowing fans — period. Our overall health policy has been very aligned with Washington and California, and Gov. [Kate] Brown has said that publicly. California is currently allowing 33% at outdoor venues; Washington is allowing 25% at outdoor venues. So while we are aware and sensitive to the uptick in [coronavirus] numbers, we also strongly believe that sitting in a 500,000-square foot stadium, socially distanced and wearing masks, is safe and no different than going to the beach or going to the park.”

-- Mike Golub, the president of business for the Portland Thorns and Timbers, on their request for an exemption for new COVID-19 restrictions that will deny even a limited capacity of fans at Saturday's NWSL Challenge Cup final and Sunday's Cascadia Cup match at Portland's Providence Park. (Oregonian)
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