Denver Broncos Get ‘OK’ from NFL for a Full Stadium Fall 2020
When the National Football League (NFL) season starts this fall, will we see fans in the stands? Will we be able to be those fans?
There's no word from the Denver Broncos yet, but the NFL is planning as though there will be fans in stadiums this fall.
The league announced their best-case scenario plans for this upcoming season and, according to one NFL official, those plans includes stadiums filled with fans.
According to an NBC Sports report, Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent announced the league is planning “to have full stadiums until the medical community tells us otherwise". He believes a lot can happen before the season gets started around August and September, which led to the league planning for full stadiums.
Though the NFL's goal is to have full stadiums, they've also created plans for adjusted capacities (i.e. half stadiums, three-quarters full stadiums). But at all times, the league's top priority is the health and safety of their players and fans:
"...first and foremost, we're making every effort, working with the medical community, if we can have those stadiums with all people until they tell us otherwise when that time comes, that's our plan. That's our plan of action."
Though the NFL draft was done virtually and the off-season training programs were hindered, the NFL has remained mostly unscathed by the pandemic.
Last week (May 20), all 32 NFL football clubs got the go-ahead, within guidelines for the state and local municipalities, to reopen some of their training facilities, per NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Source: Fox News