Packers plan significantly reduced capacity, mandatory masks

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The Packers are telling fans to prepare to wear a mask if they’re able to see a game at Lambeau Field at all this season.

In a message from Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, season ticket holders were told that the team is optimistic fans will be able to attend games this year, although even that’s not a sure thing.

“At this time, the team is preparing to have fans in attendance with new policies and safety measures to allow for appropriate social distancing, which will require the stadium’s seating capacity to be significantly reduced,” the team’s statement said. “Face coverings also will be required, and other necessary precautions will be in place. As a result, the special experience to which fans are accustomed at Lambeau Field will look and feel very different.”

The Packers added that their full plan for the season has not been finalized, and that season ticket holders can either opt in and continue to receive updates about the specific plans for home games, or opt out and receive a refund for 2020 now, or get credit for 2021 season tickets.

The last part of the Packers’ message to season ticket holders may be the most important: Everything is subject to change.

64 responses to “Packers plan significantly reduced capacity, mandatory masks

  1. Got the masks from the Packers a while back. Nice little black masks with a small Packers G on the side.

    We will see what happens in September, and I will be fine either way. The good news is that there will be a season played.👏 If fans are allowed in the stands I will be there with a mask on. If not, I get to watch a few more games on the 88″ LG. All is good!

    #OneTeamOneNation

    #PackerNation!✊

  2. Babe Ruth played baseball during the Spanish Flu. A virus that was way more contagious and deadly than covid.

  3. Keeping a mask on and inhaling the stuff for more then 3 hours IF it is in the air? That will not happen..

  4. The “must be football” crowd keeps ducking the question and moving on to the next thread.

    I can’t be everywhere so if anyone else wants to pick up the question in hopes of finally getting an answer, I’d be fine with that.

    If Florio or any other writer here wanted to post an article around the simple question I’d be more than fine with it.

    How many dead players are you willing to accept?

  5. Mask on. Except when you eat that brat. Drink that beer. Eat those nachos. And remember, no high fiving each other. Better outlaw the Lambeau Leap as well. Dangers abound!

  6. Frazier28/7 says:
    July 3, 2020 at 10:28 am

    Babe Ruth played baseball during the Spanish Flu. A virus that was way more contagious and deadly than covid.

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    500 million people died from the Spanish flu, 675,000 Americans died. This virus is not as lethal. But the 129,000 Americans who have died so far, and those infected who will suffer lasting health issues from it, would probably disagree with your assessment that it is not something to be concerned with.

  7. Frazier28/7 says:
    July 3, 2020 at 10:28 am
    Babe Ruth played baseball during the Spanish Flu. A virus that was way more contagious and deadly than covid.
    _____________________________________________________________________________________

    Babe Ruth caught Spanish Flu and almost died (although that was more due to him being treated at the time with silver nitrate). Having said that, you can argue that if it weren’t for the Spanish flu then there’d never be a Babe Ruth – he was in the minors at the time and got his break into the Majors as so many Major Leaguers were ill

  8. Good Bye Green Bay. I have been a loyal Green Bay Packer fan for 62 years. My sister mailed me video and newspaper articles when I was in Europe. Kneeling, and now two anthems. Stickers and patches are the last straw. Good Bye.

  9. The types that go to Lambeau are not the types to wear masks. If you go 20 minutes outside of the twin cities in any direction, almost nobody wears a mask and they look at you funny when you do. These same people will be wearing camo face masks or painting their faces with camo once duck hunting and deer hunting starts and they’re in the field away from any other person. Won’t wear a mask to the gas station though…Oddities of humans.

  10. Going to be tough for Packers fans. Watching Rodgers throw the ball out of bounds is much more exciting live than on tv.

  11. “Good Bye Green Bay. I have been a loyal Green Bay Packer fan for 62 years. My sister mailed me video and newspaper articles when I was in Europe. Kneeling, and now two anthems. Stickers and patches are the last straw. Good Bye.”

    ______________________

    Have a good life. (You’ll be back – talkers always find some way to equivocate an earlier foot-stomping session)

  12. Two national anthems for our now two Americas (I guess we can now choose which one to kneel to).
    Mandatory face masks. How you are supposed to drink or eat concessions, I dont know.
    Play quality diminished with players opting out.
    First six rows of the stands now have advertising.
    Entire facilities shut down and quarantines if even one player or coach tests positive.

    Someone explain why are we bothering to do this?

  13. aa1829 says:
    July 3, 2020 at 10:55 am
    Good Bye Green Bay. I have been a loyal Green Bay Packer fan for 62 years. My sister mailed me video and newspaper articles when I was in Europe. Kneeling, and now two anthems. Stickers and patches are the last straw. Good Bye.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    See ya, tough guy.

  14. byaaah says:
    July 3, 2020 at 11:09 am
    The types that go to Lambeau are not the types to wear masks. If you go 20 minutes outside of the twin cities in any direction, almost nobody wears a mask and they look at you funny when you do.
    __________

    You have a lot more than COVID to worry about if you’re in Minneapolis right now.

  15. Chiefs Chop Chiefs Chop says:

    July 3, 2020 at 10:29 am

    I’ve been to lambeau. Most overrated place I’ve been been
    ___________________________________________
    Hoow many times did you go go?

  16. pc1976 –

    You really don’t know what you’re talking about when it comes to Babe Ruth. He ascended to the majors in 1914 and the Spanish Flu didn’t hit until 1918.

    Fake news here too,

  17. Ron Jull says:
    July 3, 2020 at 11:15 am

    Going to be tough for Packers fans. Watching Rodgers throw the ball out of bounds is much more exciting live than on tv.
    ___________

    Are you serious?
    Last year I was fortunate enough to see Aaron Rodgers lead the Packers to a 7-1 regular season record at Lambeau Field.

    He tossed 14 Tds against just 2 picks, for 2,209 yards, with a rating of 101.6, it was a pleasure.
    In his playoff game against Seattle, he went 16/27, 243 yards, 2 Tds, 0 ints, with a 113.7 rating.

    I guess I don’t recall all of the out of bounds passes that you do, perhaps I’m just a little more focused on the end product.

  18. This whole attending NFL games leads to a bunch of questions: (1) not even considering reduced attendance, how much will masks actually mute crowd noise and in December won’t they ice up? (2) how will we drink our beer — through a straw? (3) how in heck do Lambeau stadium officials police social distancing on those bench seats (which don’t allow enough space as it is — and that’s not even factoring in the crack about the average cheeser posterior size)? (4) how do they allocate attendance — divide season ticket holders into thirds, allowing attendance at only 2-3 games (which already screws up the old Milwaukee/GB season ticket allocation)? (5) Will Aaron Rodgers ever love his family again in the covid era? (Sorry about that last one).

  19. To the little guy that is changing SN’s at a rapid pace and at times even trying to pretend he is a Packers season ticket holder: You say you saw 8 games at Lambeau last season, then you really should educate yourself(As I have suggested to you in the past) before trying to lie. There are what are called Green and Gold season ticket packages at Lambeau. The Gold Package is the former Milwaukee ticket holders(1 preseason and 2 reg season games) and the Green Package which includes the other 6 regular season games.

    Do try to keep up little guy.👌

    Toodle loo👋

  20. Why would anyone want to go to a live game at 1/4 capacity anyways. The only reason why you go there is for the gameday atmosphere which will not be even close to the same woth the rules and tegulations in place. Ill gladly be watching safe at home.

  21. Dude, Waffle has been here since before you were popping pimples.

    As to covid, no disrespect to those who’ve lost family. My point is if they pushed through it 100 years ago we could do it too. I’m more leaning to waiting til 2021 however, but if they play they play. If this thing were as contagious and deadly as 1918, there would be millions lost by this point in our country. Hopefully it never gets to it and we can get back to normal in 14 months.

  22. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    July 3, 2020 at 10:51 am
    Cowards.

    Awesome, another macho virus warrior speaks! Tougher than the rest!

  23. Thats a very fair proposal to their fans… now it’s your turn Ziggy and the Vikings to do the same. Step up Vikings.

  24. imanidiot says:
    July 3, 2020 at 1:24 pm
    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    July 3, 2020 at 10:51 am
    Cowards.

    Awesome, another macho virus warrior speaks! Tougher than the rest!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I’m referring to those that think they’re “owed” entertainment at the risk of many lives. They post about it repeatedly, but won’t answer a very simple question; a question that I’ve asked many times in many places:

    How many dead players are you willing to accept?

    Would you like to be the first?

  25. Their “bravery” shows up in all the down votes. Obviously, they’re here. They see the question. But with all their huffing and puffing and chest thumping, they won’t answer a very simple question.

  26. Frazier28/7 says:
    July 3, 2020 at 10:28 am

    Babe Ruth played baseball during the Spanish Flu. A virus that was way more contagious and deadly than covid.

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    Babe Ruth also smoked, habitually cheated on his wives, had a big gut, and was a raging alcoholic who drank heavily on nights before day games. One of the best hitters of all time and a heck of a pitcher as well, but I don’t think he’s someone I would point to as the standard bearer of good decision making.

  27. When it’s humid outside, it could feel like it’s harder to breathe if you’re not used to wearing a mask, said Benjamin Neuman, a professor of biology at Texas A&M University-Texarkana. He also said masks are known to markedly decrease oxygen in the body.
    “The body is typically not very good at adjusting to keep oxygen levels where they need to be,” he said.
    There’s also quite a great deal of evidence that the use of masks causes fungal and bacterial infections, according to Davidson Hamer, an infectious disease expert at Boston University. Disposable or paper type masks simply should not be used. As far as cloth masks, Hamer’s advise is the same, don’t use them.

    Nuff said….bingo, and all the rest.

  28. jerry292 says:
    July 3, 2020 at 11:18 am

    Two national anthems for our now two Americas (I guess we can now choose which one to kneel to).
    Mandatory face masks. How you are supposed to drink or eat concessions, I dont know.
    Play quality diminished with players opting out.
    First six rows of the stands now have advertising.
    Entire facilities shut down and quarantines if even one player or coach tests positive.

    Someone explain why are we bothering to do this?

    —————-

    Did you honesty think there weren’t two America’s long before this?

  29. If they cancel the season, it will be the first time in history that MN doesn’t watch some other team crowned as league champions. That would make this the most successful year in Viking history.

  30. hbudgess says:
    July 3, 2020 at 1:51 pm
    Thats a very fair proposal to their fans… now it’s your turn Ziggy and the Vikings to do the same. Step up Vikings.

    ___________________________________

    Honestly the Vikings should play outdoors at TCF for the season

  31. People demanding rights and not wearing masks are the same people that are upset about the economy not reopening quick enough.

    …tells you something about their intelligence level.

    This virus needs a host. It can’t live on it’s own. If EVERYONE locked down and wore masks for 2-3 weeks it would literally be over.

    But we can’t do that for some reason.

  32. The Almighty Cabbage says:

    July 3, 2020 at 10:36 am

    The “must be football” crowd keeps ducking the question and moving on to the next thread.

    I can’t be everywhere so if anyone else wants to pick up the question in hopes of finally getting an answer, I’d be fine with that.

    If Florio or any other writer here wanted to post an article around the simple question I’d be more than fine with it.

    How many dead players are you willing to accept?

    ———
    Simple answer:as many as the players are willing to accept which is whatever amount puts football out there. Dont think that’s true? Well then we should shut football down permanently to protect them from possibly having a concussion since after all their not allowed to make their own decisions about risking their lives. Players arent being forced to go out there. It will be no different than the other sports where players can opt out.

  33. Almighty Cabbage – I’ve got a simple question for you so dont run away, how many former players are we going to see with CTE before we determine for others that the risk is too great for them?

  34. They’re already doing a lot of things to lessen head injuries.

    And you still haven’t answered my question yet.

    If they open the season and players die from Covid-19, at what point (how many dead) would you want them to shut the season down? 1 dead? 2 dead? 10 dead? 40 dead?

    It’s a simple question. Just put a number on it without throwing a smokescreen (CTE) at it.

  35. But how’re they gonna stuff all those brats and cheese curds down their gullets, and all that beer? Concessions sales will be going south at Lambeau, just like this whole entire league. That golden goose is starting to look a little piqued.

  36. chickensalad43 says:
    July 3, 2020 at 11:36 am
    byaaah says:
    July 3, 2020 at 11:09 am
    The types that go to Lambeau are not the types to wear masks. If you go 20 minutes outside of the twin cities in any direction, almost nobody wears a mask and they look at you funny when you do.
    __________

    You have a lot more than COVID to worry about if you’re in Minneapolis right now

    @@@@@@@222

    There have been over 1500 shootings and 330 shooting homicides in Chicago this year. The year is only half over. Sorry I would rather live in Minneapolis. You have just showed us how ignorant bear fans are.

  37. Not much difference between a mask and a Packers scarf when your breath freezes as soon as it hits the cold air at Lambeau. Just stay warm and drink your hot chocolate (peppermint schnapps optional).

  38. US Bank Stadium, being among the latest and newest NFL venues, installed 20” wide seats to accommodate the size of the typical “New American.” This compares to average seat widths of 18” at most other stadiums, including Lambeau. Somebody has to be first.

  39. If the nfl decides to alienate half if the fans, they can expect half empty stadiums being the normal no matter the circumstances.

  40. But will the packers ban the Lambeau leap which isn’t save in Covid19 times?

    ———————————————————————————

    The Leap will become much more exciting when the scoring player jumps onto a State Farm Insurance banner covering rows 1-8.

  41. The Almighty Cabbage says:

    July 3, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    They’re already doing a lot of things to lessen head injuries.

    And you still haven’t answered my question yet.

    If they open the season and players die from Covid-19, at what point (how many dead) would you want them to shut the season down? 1 dead? 2 dead? 10 dead? 40 dead?

    It’s a simple question. Just put a number on it without throwing a smokescreen (CTE) at it.

    ——
    No sorry it’s a dumb question not a simple question. Again simply put it’s up to the players to determine what number is acceptable not you, me or any writer. It’s not my health nor is it yours to determine it. If players decide to keep playing after 1 death so be it, if they decide to stop then so be it as well. Why you think it’s up to you to determine what is an acceptable risk for someone else to take is baffling.

    And your 2 points completely contradict themselves. So their doing stuff to prevent head injuries so it’s ok to play? Well I hate to tell you this but guess what? Their also doing things to lessen the possible contraction of coronavirus too.

  42. Cqbbage – You’ve had takers you just ignored me, you just keep throwing out an inane question that I answered and dont want to look at your own idiocy on this.

  43. Cabbage- How many deaths are too many before we shut down UPS, FED EX and Amazon? In case your unaware these are places with hundreds of people sweating in close proximity to each other in facilities that arent cleaned regularly where few if any are wearing a mask. When do you determine it’s too risky for them? Or their allowed to make up their minds about their own job?

  44. To all those who say masks are unhealthy, a question. Why don’t we see the following people who wear masks every day on the job dropping dead like flies or suffering terrible lung infections: Doctors, nurses, dentists, dental hygienists, dry-wallers and tapers, painters, welders, body shop workers, stone cutters, lab workers, fire fighters, sand blasters, and dozens of other professions.

  45. As far as UPS, Fed Ex and Amazon go, my answer is one (1). If one person dies, the facility in which that person worked shuts down for 2 or 3 weeks or whatever is deemed safe by infectious disease experts at that time.

    See? It’s really not hard to give a simple answer to a simple question. If one has the stomach for it.

  46. Mask enforcement inside Lambeau will be easy. First infraction, ejection. Second infraction, lose your season tix. Case closed.

  47. Please cancel the season!
    ——
    Watching your team get swept last season was just too much for you wasn’t it buddy?

  48. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    July 5, 2020 at 6:59 am

    As far as UPS, Fed Ex and Amazon go, my answer is one (1). If one person dies, the facility in which that person worked shuts down for 2 or 3 weeks or whatever is deemed safe by infectious disease experts at that time.

    +++++

    Apparently then your answer for the NFL is 32. I would reduce that by 75%.

  49. packerlies says:
    July 5, 2020 at 2:21 pm
    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    July 5, 2020 at 6:59 am

    As far as UPS, Fed Ex and Amazon go, my answer is one (1). If one person dies, the facility in which that person worked shuts down for 2 or 3 weeks or whatever is deemed safe by infectious disease experts at that time.

    +++++

    Apparently then your answer for the NFL is 32. I would reduce that by 75%.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Nope. For the NFL, my number is .500001. If it were up to me, the minute someone was likely to die, it would shut down.

    The NFL is about as nonessential as it gets. It’s purely entertainment and entertainment only.

    Beyond that, I’m just not that important. My entertainment should never cost a life… much less 8… or 32… or more.

  50. freefromwhatyouare says:
    July 3, 2020 at 10:24 am

    I get to watch a few more games on the 88″ LG. All is good

    @@@@@@@222
    88” all you got, I will be watching on my 292” wall TV.

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