The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards shall be staged in individual on the Barclays Heart on Aug. 30, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo introduced at a information convention on Monday.
Mr. Cuomo mentioned the 36-year-old awards present would happen on the venue, in Brooklyn, albeit with a restricted or no viewers. Social distancing precautions and capability limits shall be in impact, MTV mentioned in a launch. The corporate mentioned it’s going to proceed to “intently observe” the steering of state and native authorities officers and its personal workforce of medical consultants.
New York Metropolis is ready to enter Part three of its four-stage reopening plan on July 6. That section contains indoor eating, nail salons and different personal-care companies like tattoo parlors.
The Barclays Heart, like the town’s different occasion venues, has been shut down since March after the town canceled all cultural and sporting occasions to restrict the unfold of the coronavirus. The plaza in entrance of the venue has turn into a central gathering area for Black Lives Matter demonstrators in current weeks.
New York Metropolis’s circumstances proceed to say no, and the town has prevented the current upticks that states like Arizona, Florida and Texas have experienced. On Monday, the governor also said that the state recorded seven deaths from the coronavirus on Sunday, and that New York’s hospitalization rate on Thursday was the lowest since March 18.
The last time the Barclays Center hosted the show was in 2013. The venue has a seating capacity of approximately 19,000.
Last year’s awards show was at the Prudential Center in Newark, and the 2018 event was at Radio City Music Hall.