The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards can 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 can be in impact, MTV mentioned in a launch. The corporate mentioned it is going to proceed to “carefully observe” the steerage of state and native authorities officers and its personal crew of medical consultants.
New York Metropolis is set to enter Section 3 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 town’s different occasion venues, has been shut down since March after 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 house for Black Lives Matter demonstrators in latest weeks.
New York Metropolis’s instances proceed to say no, and town has prevented the latest upticks that states like Arizona, Florida and Texas have skilled. On Monday, the governor additionally mentioned that the state recorded seven deaths from the coronavirus on Sunday, and that New York’s hospitalization fee on Thursday was the bottom since March 18.
The final time the Barclays Heart hosted the present was in 2013. The venue has a seating capability of roughly 19,000.
Final yr’s awards present was on the Prudential Heart in Newark, and the 2018 occasion was at Radio Metropolis Music Corridor.