Packers expect maximum of 10,000 to 12,000 fans at home games

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The traditional Lambeau Leap won’t happen this year, but the Packers are hoping they can have some fans for their home games this season.

Packers president Mark Murphy expects a maximum of 15 percent of the 81,441-seat stadium to be occupied.

“In terms of the number of fans, it’s going to be very reduced,” Murphy said, via TheAthletic.com. “Initial estimates will probably be between 10,000 and 12,000 seating capacity.”

The Packers emailed a questionnaire to season-ticket holders today asking whether they want to opt in or opt out of the 2020 season while retaining their rights for 2021. Fans can have their 2020 payment refunded or they can apply the money to the 2021 season.

Opted-in season-ticket holders will have access to the exclusive pre-sale opportunity for the chance to purchase tickets to a game if fans are allowed.

“It’s going to be challenging enough just to put games on and keep our players healthy, our coaches, our staff,” Murphy said. “And then you add in bringing fans into the equation. So we’re going to look at it, maybe by quarters [of the season] or game by game, in terms of determining whether and how many fans to have in the stadium.”

14 responses to “Packers expect maximum of 10,000 to 12,000 fans at home games

  1. Once you have people in their seats you could distance pretty well with that small a number. But I’m not sure what you do about restrooms, concessions, and exiting after the game is over.

  2. Will they still audio in the phony fan “Go Pack Go” over the speakers?
    Can Rodgers play with nobody watching his ego?

  3. Maybe they should take only the fans that refuse to wear masks, and make them all sit together. Thin out the idiots and cleanse the gene pool.

  4. Nothing they do could be more inane than the Vikings fake horn and amplified crowd noise.

  5. tripoli18 says:
    July 21, 2020 at 5:23 pm
    Will they still audio in the phony fan “Go Pack Go” over the speakers?
    Can Rodgers play with nobody watching his ego?
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    These two misplaced comments belong directly on the laps of the Vikings. The Vikings are well-known to be among several teams caught and stopped for pumping in fake crowd noise, and Cousins has gone on record saying he’d prefer to play in a fan-less environment.

    Pick different fights.

  6. IMHO, Once the marquee players start coming down with positive covid tests and having to quarantine, then the season is lost. I’ll give the NFL 4-6 weeks and then will postpone/cancel the remainder of the season.

  7. jakefromstatefarm says:
    July 21, 2020 at 5:51 pm
    IMHO, Once the marquee players start coming down with positive covid tests and having to quarantine, then the season is lost. I’ll give the NFL 4-6 weeks and then will postpone/cancel the remainder of the season

    @@@@@@@222

    I think your right Jake, but I give it only a couple of weeks

  8. Maybe they should take only the fans that refuse to wear masks, and make them all sit together.

    I was in Wisconsin last week, you’ll about 9,000 people sitting next to each other.

  9. Most team are saying there will be no fans in their stadiums this year. Green Bay can not afford to do that for an entire year like most teams. That is why they are coming up with plans like this that put their fan base at risk

  10. What’s to stop people from moving to better seats and negating the intention?

  11. cheeseisfattening says:
    July 22, 2020 at 12:18 pm
    Most team are saying there will be no fans in their stadiums this year. Green Bay can not afford to do that for an entire year like most teams. That is why they are coming up with plans like this that put their fan base at risk
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Only the fans can put the fanbase at risk.

    The Vikings announced yesterday they plan to enable fans to opt-in or opt-out, which means they’re waiting to see what the Packers do and they’ll do the same thing. Even during a pandemic, nothing has changed.

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