Lambeau Field will be empty for first two games, Packers will re-evaluate after that

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The Packers will play at least their first two home games in an empty stadium.

Lambeau Field will not host fans during first two home games this season as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Packers announced today.

The Packers’ third home game is on November 1 against the Vikings, and the Packers say they will decide during the season whether they’re ready to host fans by then, after consulting with public health officials.

“Lambeau Field will not be the same without our fans’ energetic support in the stands,” Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy said in a statement. “Given the extraordinary circumstances this year and the additional protocols in place, though, we determined it was best to take incremental steps to start the regular season. These two games will allow us to focus our attention on safely conducting games inside the stadium with all necessary participants. We are hopeful that we will be able to host fans for games later in the season, should conditions allow.”

America’s failure to get the virus under control has had a profound effect on the entire country, and the NFL is no different. Football will not be the same, but at this point most fans are just hoping there’s any football to watch at all.

18 responses to “Lambeau Field will be empty for first two games, Packers will re-evaluate after that

  1. That’s all anyone can do. Be cautious and reevaluate as conditions change. I hope we get through the first 2 games.

  2. Sad. GB is one of the toughest places for the away team to play with that crows. But in fairness, what else could the Packers actually do?

  3. Its a good practice run for what it’ll be like once Love is given the starting qb job.

  4. The economic impact of no fans in Lambeau, will be disproportionately felt in the Green Bay metro area

  5. That’s what every team should be saying more or less. Nobody knows. I don’t see why the Raiders came out and said no fans for the whole year. Take it month by month.

  6. The Lambeau Leap just got a whole lot more dangerous without someone to catch the players lol

  7. States as WI,MI,MN,IL I will be surprised if the allow fans period. I have a feeling it’s not going to change any time soon.

  8. Might as well let the fans in. They will still all be outside tailgating. What’s the difference if they are in the stadium or in the parking lots?

  9. “Its a good practice run for what it’ll be like once Love is given the starting qb job.”

    The Packers organization has had TWO quarterbacks in the last thirty years proving they know what they are doing when it comes to picking leaders for their team.Love is going to sit and learn not just how to play qb but how to lead this team for three seasons from AR and then transition smoothly into their new leader for another fifteen years.the stadium will remain sold out every game like it has been for fifty years.

  10. billh1947 says:
    August 7, 2020 at 6:32 am
    “Its a good practice run for what it’ll be like once Love is given the starting qb job.”

    The Packers organization has had TWO quarterbacks in the last thirty years proving they know what they are doing when it comes to picking leaders for their team.Love is going to sit and learn not just how to play qb but how to lead this team for three seasons from AR and then transition smoothly into their new leader for another fifteen years.the stadium will remain sold out every game like it has been for fifty years.

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    Rodgers gonna teach Love how to win on the west coast too? 😅😅😅😅😅. I dont think financially Green Bay is going to suffer with the stadium not open, sure revenue won’t be as high but it will be there nonetheless. People are still gonna watch the games either by purchasing NFL ticket, going to pubs or tail-gating at home.If the organization was smart, you could charge 20 bucks a car load and let em tail-gate in the parking lot with masks and social distancing. To survive the pandemic financially. Ive noticed the businesses who have diversified i.e. staying open by drive thru or pick-up are doing well. Its not the end of the world, its the new norm ……deal with it.

  11. Invite the anti-mask contingent to fill every seat. Then, wait two weeks to see if it’s really a hoax or not. Win-win.

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