Packers say no fans at camp, or home preseason games

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The Packers are still working on seating plans for the regular season, but they announced Wednesday that if they play a home preseason game, it will be without fans as well.

They also said there would be no fans in attendance at training camp practices, or their annual family night practice.

“The tremendous support of cheering fans at Lambeau Field motivates all of us in the Packers organization,” Packers president Mark Murphy said in a statement. “But after consulting with local health officials and reviewing League and CDC guidelines, we felt we needed to make this difficult decision. We will miss seeing so many of our fans, particularly the young ones, during this exciting time of year. We will continue to work on the protocols and logistics in the hope that we can welcome fans back to Lambeau Field for the regular season without jeopardizing the health of our players, team personnel and fans.”

“We ask our fans to help us in this effort by wearing masks and staying six feet away from non-family members when out in the community in the coming weeks.”

That last sentence is a gentle nudge to the community, or at least the part that has failed to realize that failure to take appropriate steps has put sports in jeopardy.

21 responses to “Packers say no fans at camp, or home preseason games

  1. Don’t know how they will have fans during the regular season if they can’t even do it for lower attendance preseason games.

  2. Wise move by the Packers. But that’s nothing new, happens every day in Titletown!

  3. So if there are no sports it is the fault of those of us who did not wear a mask and stay 6 ft away. I don’t need this holier than thou football guy to tell me what to do.

  4. It’s nice that they think they’re still going to play football this year. Sports are a reward of a functioning society, which we are not right now.

  5. Glad we have a official announcement that all training camp practices will go on as scheduled, but will be closed to the public. I think the other 31 teams should follow the Packers lead on this.

  6. So do season ticket holders get a refund on preseason games they can’t attend?

  7. freefromwhatyouare says:
    July 15, 2020 at 1:42 pm
    Glad we have a official announcement that all training camp practices will go on as scheduled.

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    There was no official announcement. The league is meeting Friday to discuss the start of training camp. FYI NO NFL THIS YEAR

  8. Sports are a reward of a functioning society, which we are not right now.

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    This might be the most appropriate thing I’ve read on this site in the last 2 weeks.

  9. Alan Light says:
    July 15, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    Was like that in the 70s too…
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    Weird. Lambeau Field has been sold out for the last 6 decades with a waiting list of over 100,000 people. But, I didn’t expect you to understand facts.

  10. aa1829 says:
    July 15, 2020 at 1:26 pm
    So if there are no sports it is the fault of those of us who did not wear a mask and stay 6 ft away. I don’t need this holier than thou football guy to tell me what to do

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    Proven science, if you wear a mask and social distance the spread of this virus will slow. Maybe we could watch football this season. But there are those that don’t want to be told “what to do” . Selfish… Selfish…Selfish

  11. flviking says:
    July 15, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    There was no official announcement. The league is meeting Friday to discuss the start of training camp. FYI NO NFL THIS YEAR
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    I’ve never seen fans hope and pray so much that a season never takes place.
    Those beat downs your team suffered at the hands of the Packers, last year, must have really left their mark. Ha Ha Ha!

  12. A lot of Packers fans, old-school like myself, probably would’ve stayed away at least for one season anyway. I’m really speaking for myself. It would’ve enabled a lot of devoted fans that get shut out because of the sell-out streak since 1959, a chance to see a home Packer game for the first time in their lives. Now, nobody is going.

  13. No national anthem allowed, no Redskins anymore, no big hits on the quarterback, no kick returns, no fans, no revenue coming in, and massive salaries getting paid out with zillions of commercials during the broadcast. This sounds like a fantastic business model for success.

    I’m going to miss the Cowboys/Indians rivalry as well as when defenses were allowed to play.

    There are few things left to take away or ruin.

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