Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is allowing larger crowds at indoor and outdoor events under guidance that's linked to the maximum capacity of venues.

PennDOT photo: Pa. Governor Tim Wolf

The Democrat's new rules, announced October 6, will take effect on October 9.

They employ a sliding scale that will permit much larger crowds at many events, including school sporting events during the fall season.

The new rules limit attendance to 3,750 for the largest indoor spaces and at 7,500 for the largest outdoor venues. They apply to college and pro sports

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The announcement comes following a back and forth of court rulings concerning the Governor’s restrictions.  Over the course of the past couple of weeks, the restriction of no more than 250 people outside that had been imposed by the governor was thrown out by one court only to be reinstated the following week by an appeals court.

That had school districts allowing, then not allowing, spectators at student athletic games, most notably high school football, causing a great deal of confusion across the Commonwealth.