While having fans in stadiums may seem like a pipe-dream, NFL EVP of Football Operations Troy Vincent says the league is preparing for that scenario.
“We are planning to have full stadiums until the medical community tells us otherwise,” Vincent said (via NBC Sports). “Now remember when we’re talking — we’re talking about September, August, September. So there’s a lot that can happen here. So we’re planning for full stadiums.
“We also know that we have to plan for half stadiums. Three-quarters. So we’re planning for all of these different scenarios. But 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.”
Teams are selling tickets for the upcoming season. However, the Steelers are among the clubs that are only distributing 50% of their individual game tickets.
There will certainly be restrictions and guidelines for fans to be in the stands. There may be some guidelines for players, as the league is looking into special masks for players and officials. Vincent said the league has discussed that “at length.”