Will there be fans at NFL games in 2020? Team-by-team policies during COVID-19

A Look at Every NFL Team

The 2020 NFL fan attendance spectrum of which McDermott and Zimmer speak is massive. Some teams like the Raiders have already announced they will not host fans at any of their eight home games this season. Others like the Cowboys have announced plans to let fans attend the games at varying percentages of stadium capacities.

The is the result of the NFL allowing each of its 32 teams and those organizations’ local officials to make the calls on whether to let fans attend pro football games amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The league has established on-field protocols in an effort to keep players and team/league personnel safe from the virus, but the situations in the crowds of its 30 stadiums are in the hands of the locals.

Las Vegas Raiders

  • Stadium capacity: 65,000
  • Fans at games? No
  • Percentage of capacity: N/A

Raiders owner Mark Davis on Aug. 3 announced the entire inaugural season at Allegiant Stadium would be played without fans in attendance. “This decision is based on our commitment to protect the health of our fans and the entire community in response to the coronavirus [covid-19] pandemic affecting us all,” Davis wrote in a letter.

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