Roger Goodell: We expect full stadiums in 2021

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The NFL is optimistic that fans will be filling up stadiums across the country for the 2021 season.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said today that the league’s goal and expectation is to “Welcome back fans across the country at all NFL stadiums.”

“All of us in the NFL want to see every one of our fans back,” Goodell said. “Football is simply not the same without the fans and we expect to have full stadiums in the 2021 season.”

NFL attendance was 1.2 million in 2020, a huge drop from the upwards of 16 million who attended NFL games in 2019. Whether the NFL can get sellout crowds in every city in 2021 remains to be seen, but with America on pace to have most adults fully vaccinated well before the start of football season, the outlook is positive.

18 responses to “Roger Goodell: We expect full stadiums in 2021

  1. By then, the only adults at risk of getting hospitalized due to covid will be those who refuse to get the vaccine. Even if cases spike this fall, the actions of those who refuse to get the vaccine shouldn’t prevent vaccinated people from enjoying normalcy again.

  2. BB can play any time any place, any WHERE. Fans, no fans, draw it up in the dirt. Double tight end, double fullback, wishbone Cam up the gut. Victory for New England. 17-0 season comin’ ATCHA!

  3. As someone who is pro-mask and pro-distancing, if by September you haven’t gotten the vaccine then it’s because you don’t want it.
    I’m all for reopening at that point.
    Come to the stadium without a mask. Sell all seats.

    If you get Covid because you didn’t get vaccinated, it’s on you.

    I don’t care about the surge – you have the vaccine available. If you choose not to take it, thats your choice, and you deal with the consequences.

  4. Stadiums will be full in states that don’t have liberal governors who are all too quick to drink whatever Kool aid the fear mongers are selling.

  5. The entire state of WI 16 and over is eligible for vaccines starting this monday. So if everyone is eligible for the vaccine (if they want it) there shouldnt be any hold up to having full stadiums in WI.

  6. They’re dreaming, stadiums won’t be full. Last year was 1.2 million and the previous year was 16 million…I’m betting mayyyybeee 10 million.

  7. My state is bursting w new cases every day. Two of my neighbors got it. They still walked around outside. People are weird.

  8. I don’t care about the surge – you have the vaccine available. If you choose not to take it, thats your choice, and you deal with the consequences
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    You’re supposed to still mask up and social distance even after the vaccine. So maybe don’t be so pretentious about your shot.

  9. Those of us who are getting the vaccine shouldn’t be deprived of a normal life because some people choose not to get the vaccine. More evidence is coming in every day that it’s safe and effective. Let’s have full stadiums this fall.

  10. Lets just hope one of these anti vaxers doesnt result in a replication mutation thats not covered by the vaccine.

    Looking forward to fans in the stands, not starting again from ground zero.

  11. supercharger wrote: You’re supposed to still mask up and social distance even after the vaccine. So maybe don’t be so pretentious about your shot.

    Thats true, right now, because many people still haven’t received their vaccine.
    That will not be the case in September.

    By then everyone who wanted the vaccine will have had both shots and be protected.
    No mask needed at that point.

  12. roughingthepasser says:

    By then everyone who wanted the vaccine will have had both shots and be protected.
    No mask needed at that point.

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    not according to Dr. Fauici

  13. No one is expecting the population to continue wearing masks once everyone who wants the vaccine is vaccinated.
    Dr. Fauci want people to continue for right now because many people are not vaccinated.
    That will not be the case come September.

  14. roughingthepasser says:
    March 30, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    No one is expecting the population to continue wearing masks once everyone who wants the vaccine is vaccinated.
    Dr. Fauci want people to continue for right now because many people are not vaccinated.
    That will not be the case come September.

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    Right.. Initially the good doctor said no one needed to wear a mask. Then he hollered everyone must wear one. Then he said you need to wear two. In Federal buildings and courthouses you need to wear two to gain admittance.

    I could go on and on about the supposed good doctor.

    I don’t believe a word that comes out of his mouth.

    Not to worry thought. You will not be able to get into half the teams games because liberal governors will require papers before you are allowed in to games. Many people will recoil at this.

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