Ravens will limit attendance to less than 14,000 people at home games

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The Ravens don’t know if fans will be in the building when they host the Browns in Week One of the 2020 regular season, but they do know they won’t be at full capacity if fans are allowed in M&T Bank Stadium.

The team sent an email to season ticket holders on Wednesday informing them that they are limiting attendance to less than 14,000 people due to safety protocols put in place to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. The stadium has a capacity of just over 71,000 fans.

“To offer a proper level of safety for fans who want to attend games, a reduction in capacity is necessary,” Ravens president Dick Cass said in a statement. “We are disappointed that this will be a disruption for many ticket buyers, but we have an obligation to our fans and our community to keep M&T Bank Stadium as safe as possible.”

Senior vice president of ticket sales and operations Baker Koppelman said that there’s “no equitable way to accommodate” every season ticket holder as more than 62,000 have already been sold. Season ticket holders will get priority access to buy tickets to individual games and money they’ve already been paid can be put towards this year’s games or their renewal at the same seat location for next year.

26 responses to “Ravens will limit attendance to less than 14,000 people at home games

  1. Even that is too much unless they all wear masks and enter and depart the stadium in staggered groups which could take hours

  2. Meh…I just want cool weather, an even colder beer, some good food, and Football on my TV. I could care less about fans in the stands…it’s robbery going to a game anyway.

  3. Are they still going to overlay crowd noise on the broadcast? It’ll be funny to see the Ravens score a TD and have 14,000 fans sound like 71,000

  4. dino2997 says:
    July 8, 2020 at 1:42 pm
    Even that is too much unless they all wear masks and enter and depart the stadium in staggered groups which could take hours

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    So stay home

  5. Fans are the engine that drive this game ,ban them from the stadiums and you have no game

  6. That will change when they see some other teams allowing way more than that! If I want to see a game live it should be up to me, knowing full well the risk(ha,ha) I may be taking!

  7. When will all sports teams end their imaginary 2020 seasons?

    Its just not happening.

  8. We will have a NFL season. Don’t underestimate the combined political clout of 32 billionaires.

  9. Did anyone consider this could be to protect the players and coaches so they can make it through the season? Also, the camera crews will have many angles they’ve never really had before. Almost all stadiums were built before HDTV really took over so many of the cameras have always sort of gone where they can fit.

  10. I’d love to know the number of fans are needed to fully cover costs. Especially with Covid going on I doubt they could cut the number of security, as example, even with way less fans. I would think a large chunk of the costs for putting on a game would stay the same no matter whether the stands were full or mostly empty.

  11. This isn’t going to turn out well people will go once there is a vaccine at this time everyone is getting this virus your age is not your safeguard

  12. We will have a NFL season. Don’t underestimate the combined political clout of 32 NFL teams.

    What, with a roster of 4th string replacement players? Dude, the only thing that cant be underestimated is the virus itself.

  13. Even that is too much unless they all wear masks and enter and depart the stadium in staggered groups which could take hours

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    So stay home
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    Yeah, and everyone that attends these games is a potential super spreader when they leave the stadium.

  14. The NFL knew all about this once they released the schedule by giving Brady an opening game in the Superdome, knowing there won’t be anyone there so Brady avoids one of the loudest environments to play in. Who are they trying to fool? That should have been the first thing anyone noticed.

  15. Frankly, I wonder who is even going to want to attend a game if you’re going to have to sit at least six feet from everybody else. Usually people go with family and/or friends, and we need somebody to talk to during the combined two hours of TV timeouts and other breaks in the action.

  16. Suites= 4,000
    Season ticket holders = 10,000
    Tickets for fans wanting to see a single game= 0

  17. COVID-19 is in control of things, and it is up to the virus, if it allows football to be played. Political clout means nothing in this environment. It would seem that the NFL bet on the wrong horse 3.6 years ago, and that he did nothing to try and get COVID-19 under control ,denied the science, called it a hoax and now it is time to pay the tab. Think about it. You have to keep players, coaches, staff, NFL officials that reff the games, everyone out of harms way. They may and try to force some football to be played, but it won’t be much, because when flu season hits things are really going to get scary.

  18. Also, new rule: No one gets to yell at the game, which would obviously spread the airborne contagions more quickly. Yeah, this should work great.

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