2020 MTV ‘VMAs’ Will No Longer Be Held at New York’s Barclays Center


Due to the rise in coronavirus concerns, the 2020 MTV VMA’s will no longer be held at the Barclays Center. 

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Every year, the annual MTV VMAs or Video Music Awards are held right before the end of the summer. New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, announced in a press release on Monday that the 2020 VMAs would be able to be held in-person this August.


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A statement released to Variety earlier today decided that the ceremony will no longer be held in-person due to the rising concern of coronavirus. Instead of holding the event at the Barclays Center, artists will perform at a variety of outdoor locations throughout the city.


“The 2020 VMAs will be held on Sunday, August 30th, and pay homage to the incredible resiliency of New York with several outdoor performances around the City with limited or no audience, adhering to all state and city guidelines,” said the statement.


To continue on with the VMAs in the safest way possible, the statement continued, “In close consultation with state and local health officials‎, it became clear at this time that outdoor performances with limited or no audience would be more feasible and safer than an indoor event.”

“The VMAs will highlight the boroughs in an exciting show and return to Barclays Center in 2021. MTV will continue to work closely with the Department of Health, state and local officials, the medical community, and key stakeholders to ensure the safety of all involved.”

To add to the excitement, it was announced on Thursday that Keke Palmer will be hosting the awards show.


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Just like most things this year, the 2020 VMAs are going to look different than usual. On the bright side, fans will still be able to stream the live ceremony from the comfort (and safety) of their own home. While you’re sitting at home, make sure to get your votes in.