Vikings to play without fans in Week Six

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Many teams are allowing fans back in, little by little.

The Vikings aren’t ready to go there yet.

The team just announced that no fans would be allowed into U.S. Bank Stadium for their Week Six game against the Falcons.

“The Vikings will not be in a position to host fans for the team’s home game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Oct. 18, given the continued COVID infection rates in Minnesota, the existing Minnesota Department of Health guidelines that limit indoor venue capacity to 250, and because of our continued prioritization of the health and safety of our fans, players, coaches, staff members and community,” the team wrote in a statement. “We will again have up to 250 family members of Vikings personnel in attendance to further test our game day protocols and will continue to work with state and city officials in hopes of implementing our plan to safely host a limited number of fans later this season.”

The league is letting teams make these decisions on a local basis, and has insisted it creates no competitive advantage.

15 responses to “Vikings to play without fans in Week Six

  1. Oh Good!
    Let’s give Zimmer and the fans something else to cry about.
    Enough tears to make it the land of 10,001 lakes.

  2. The Vikings are ready. It’s the dictator governor of this state that won’t allow more than 250 people in a 66,000-seat stadium. You have a 1,000-seat venue? You can have 250 people in there. You have a 66,000-seat venue? Still only 250 people. Ask him why the number is 250 and his head will explode.

    #science

  3. It’s a bummer, I’m REALLY looking forward to getting front row seats to the Justin Jefferson show. Kid is amazing.

  4. Vikings fans are as fair weather as they come, the stadium would be empty by week 6 anyway, Covid or not.

  5. philmccracken says:
    October 6, 2020 at 11:11 am
    Will the cardboard cutouts of Viking fans have bags over their heads?
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Currently in First Place for Funniest of the Day Award!

  6. Reclaiming My Time says:
    October 6, 2020 at 10:47 am

    The Vikings are ready. It’s the dictator governor of this state that won’t allow more than 250 people in a 66,000-seat stadium. You have a 1,000-seat venue? You can have 250 people in there. You have a 66,000-seat venue? Still only 250 people. Ask him why the number is 250 and his head will explode.

    #science

    ———-

    You know I’d let this whole comment slide if not for the hashtag #science… Science is why did several football organizations reach out to the Vikings to ask how they survived covid while the Titans were a hot mess? Minnesota under a so called dictator is blowing up in new cases of covid.

  7. Wafflestomp says:
    October 6, 2020 at 10:38 am
    Oh Good!
    Let’s give Zimmer and the fans something else to cry about.
    Enough tears to make it the land of 10,001 lakes.
    ////////
    Scored over 30 in 3 of 4 games. Defense without Hunter, DT that opted out, Barr, six DB’s aged 21-24, and Harrison Smith for the hit last week. No crying, just really bad defense. Yep, it’s gonna be a long season of bad defense. Just the way it is.

  8. Has anyone stopped to notice that the Vikings 3 losses this season were to teams with a combined 10-1 record to date? Oh, and here comes the 4-0 Seahawks IN SEATTLE! Just throw the Chiefs and Ravens in there somewhere and call it a season.

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