It is pretty clear that, for most teams, there will be no fans in the stands during the 2020 NFL season due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Locally, the Seattle Seahawks have yet to make a decision for their home games and whether or not fans will be allowed in the stadium.
For the Seahawks' first game of the season, the decision of ‘no fans' has already been made for them.
The Atlanta Falcons host the Seahawks in week one of the NFL season on September 13th. They announced on Monday that they will follow Green Bay and not allow any fans in the stadium through at least September.
No fans allowed at Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United home games in September https://t.co/orjGYpvUkB— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) August 17, 2020
The decision is an unwanted one for a lot of teams, but the safety of the players and the fans is of high priority with the coronavirus still at large.
If the Seahawks decide to go with the same plan as the Packers and the Falcons, the games that would be played in an empty 71,000 seat CenturyLink stadium would be against the New England Patriots on September 20th, and against the Dallas Cowboys on September 27th.
It's a strange way to start this NFL season, but it is the way things will be for a while until this pandemic is officially over.
Seahawks and Falcons plan to play season opener with no fans in the stands originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest