Teams planning for fans may have fewer than expected

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Most NFL teams are opening their seasons in empty stadiums. The few teams that are having fans in the stands are significantly reducing their capacities. And those stadiums may have even fewer fans in attendance than the reduced capacity would allow.

Only two teams, the Chiefs and Jaguars, will have fans in attendance for Week One. Via Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, both teams have had lukewarm ticket sales and currently have tickets available on secondary markets for below face value.

One ticket broker told Yahoo Sports that despite a limit of 16,000 tickets, there’s less demand for tickets to tomorrow night’s season opener than there would be if there were no pandemic and all 76,000 seats were available.

Unsurprisingly, many fans just don’t want to sit around a group of strangers for three hours during a pandemic.

5 responses to “Teams planning for fans may have fewer than expected

  1. Bengals and Browns are allowed only 6000 tickets each. Seems to me more people wont buy them more so because of the protests than any virus. Personally, I,d buy one just to watch Burrow.

  2. The Chiefs play outdoors and are coming off a Super Bowl. Social distancing will be the easiest thing in the world. Are people really that scared? Or more likely they don’t want to sit outside wearing a mask for four hours when they could watch from the comfort of their own home, maskless.

  3. It is the price in KC. 4 to 5 times a single game last year. Tickets are sold in Pods so you sit only by people you give access to the tickets you purchased. Lastly, the weather forecast in KC, 59 and raining, doesn’t help either.

  4. Citizen Kane says:
    September 9, 2020 at 5:29 pm
    It is the price in KC. 4 to 5 times a single game last year. Tickets are sold in Pods so you sit only by people you give access to the tickets you purchased. Lastly, the weather forecast in KC, 59 and raining, doesn’t help either.

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    Also you cannot buy just one ticket.. you have to buy a block of four. Over 2k to get in the Stadium. But hey, they reduceed parking to only $40 so theres that.

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