Ravens will have fans November 1 vs. Steelers

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The Ravens are ready to allow a few thousand fans in the stands.

“The Baltimore Ravens have received approval from Maryland Governor Hogan and Baltimore City Mayor Young to host fans for the Ravens’ November 1 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers,” the team said in a statement today. “The applicable order allows for 10% capacity at M&T Bank Stadium and limit the number of fans in the lower bowl to 3,000, to 800 in the club level and 2,800 in the upper level. The orders also permit fans in the suite levels. The plan submitted by the Ravens to the Governor’s Office and the Mayor’s office in August had contemplated not opening the upper bowl for fans, and, in accordance with that original plan, the Ravens have decided not to open the upper bowl until further notice.”

Although many stadiums are still empty and no stadium is close to full capacity, the league is trending toward most teams having at least some fans in the stands for most of the rest of the season.

“We are excited to welcome fans back to M&T Bank Stadium,” Ravens President Dick Cass said.

If fans want to be able to keep attending games, they need to wear masks and practice distancing. A COVID-19 outbreak traced to an NFL stadium could easily result in the whole league needing to close its doors to fans.

7 responses to “Ravens will have fans November 1 vs. Steelers

  1. Steelers are good this year. Baltimore is going to need all of the help that they can get.

  2. So the upper level and upper bowl are different? Either way, it’s good that the team can have some of its fanbase in attendance to cheer them on. It does make a difference.

  3. troy43mvp says:
    October 23, 2020 at 9:38 am
    Steelers are good this year. Baltimore is going to need all of the help that they can get.

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    Agreed. Their numbers are very similar to the Ravens. So I guess that means the Ravens are good too and maybe the Steelers are going to need all the help they can get too. 😉

  4. Great news for the fans! M&T is huge and fans could easily be part of the game experience and still social distance and follow the safety guidelines. I wonder if alcohol will be available for purchase?? If that is the case, will it affect people’s judgment as far a following the rules and keeping their masks on, and social distance when going to the bathrooms and around concessions? May God forbid, someone gets infected at the stadium, how could you possibly contact trace? Tough call! But I am confident the Ravens staff will make sure safety is their optimal goal! Good to see we are mitigating without locking ourselves at home.

  5. As good as it is to see fans in the stands, it’s easy to get the feeling this has nothing to do with public health as the infection rate skyrockets of late, and everything to do with throwing fans & the team a bone for one of the must see games of the year.

  6. Should be a great game! I anticipate it coming down to the wire. That being said, the Titans are playing very good right now, and Steelers are going to have their hands full. They cannot afford to be looking ahead to the Ravens.

  7. This happening the day after the Usa records it’s third highest covid positive infection day at 74k. As we brace for the second wave after never getting out of the first, the NFL decides it is a good thing to let fans in the stadiums.

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