Football without fans? Difficult to imagine, but for now it is probably a reality.
Of the 32 clubs, only six are currently planning with spectators – and only with part of the stadium’s capacity. Eight teams have already decided that if the situation does not improve significantly, there will be no fans at home for the entire season. 17 clubs excluded viewers for the first games. A team is still checking what it is doing.
Where do you really cheer? BILD gives you an overview!
Atlanta Falcons: There will be no games with fans at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in September 2020. This affects two home games of the Falcons. Further meetings will be decided with the local authorities.
Arizona Cardinals: The home games on September 20 and 27 will be played without spectators at State Farm Stadium. The team will not have the next game in their own arena until October 25th – it is still open whether fans will be admitted.
Baltimore Ravens: The club announced that there will be no fans at the M&T Bank Stadium “for the first phase of the season” – the exact period is not set. The first home games are on September 13th and 28th.
Buffalo Bills: The state of New York currently still bans fans at sporting events. Therefore, there will be no spectators at least for the first two home games of the Bills.
Carolina Panthers: There will be no spectators in the stadium for the home game against the Raiders on September 13th. The plan is still open for the games after that.
Chicago Bears: The current status: no fans are allowed in Soldier Field throughout the season. If the corona situation improves, that can change.
Cincinnati Bengals und Cleveland Browns: Ohio State Governor Mike DeWine has allowed both clubs to play two of their home games at 6,000 in September and October. According to “Sport Illustrated”: The game of the Browns against the Bengals on September 18. are allowed to visit up to 6,000 fans. The Browns can therefore also play the game against Washington on September 27 with spectators.
The Bengals will play two games: the home game against the Jaguars on October 4th and the next game against the Browns on October 25th.
Dallas Cowboys: At the AT&T Stadium, the cowboys are planning with spectators – the exact number has not yet been determined. The governor allows up to 50 percent of the capacity.
Denver Broncos: The first home game against Tennessee will be played without spectators at Empower Field. The club still hopes that fans will be able to participate in further games.
Detroit Lions: There will be no fans at the first two home games at Ford Field. How it will be in the third game on November 1st against the Indianapolis Colts is still unclear.
Green Bay Packers: The club will not allow fans at Lambeau Field for the first two home games. The packers will decide on the subsequent games at a later date.
Houston Texans: So far, the team has only ruled out the possibility of fans at the NRG Stadium for the home game against Baltimore on September 20. How to proceed after that will be decided at short notice.
Indianapolis Colts: For home games, up to 15,000 fans should be allowed to be in the Lucas Oil Stadium – that corresponds to a stadium load of around 25 percent.
Jacksonville Jaguars: The team from Florida wants to let about 25 percent of the normal number of spectators into the stadium. An increase depends on the current development.
Kansas City Chiefs: When the home kicks off on September 10th, 22 percent of the capacity at Arrowhead Stadium is allowed – around 16,000 fans.
Las Vegas Raiders: The Raiders’ first season in their new town! The season at the Allegiant Stadium is planned completely without spectators.
Los Angeles Chargers und Rams: Until further notice, all home games of the two clubs are to be played in the new SoFi Stadium without spectators.
Miami Dolphins: A maximum of 13,000 spectators are at the home opener against Buffalo on September 20 at the Hard Rock Stadium. The Dolphins have not yet commented on the other games.
Minnesota Vikings: The first two games will definitely be played without spectators at the US Bank Stadium. How it continues is open. The Vikings hope to be able to use about 20 percent of the capacity.
New England Patriots: There will be no games in front of spectators at Gillette Stadium in September. The state of Massachusetts disagreed with the Patriots’ plan to use 20 percent of the stadium’s capacity.
New Orleans Saints: So far it is certain that the home opener against Tampa Bay will be played without fans in the Superdome. Spectators are also unlikely to see the second game.
New York Jets and Giants: Both teams play at MetLife Stadium. There should be no games with spectators this year. Governor Phil Murphy banned fans from playing.
Philadelphia Eagles: No fans are allowed in Lincoln Financial Field until further notice.
Pittsburgh Steelers: At least the first two home games will be played without fans at Heinz Field.
San Francisco 49ers: No spectators are allowed in the first home game against Arizona. Then a new decision is made.
Seattle Seahawks: CenturyLink Field will play the first three home games against New England, Dallas and Minnesota without fans. The subsequent encounters will be decided later.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Quarterback Tom Brady’s new team wants to allow fans – but only a limited number. The Raymond James Stadium is expected to accommodate around 14,000 spectators.
Tennessee Titans: The home opener on September 20 against Jacksonville is planned without fans. How it continues after that is open.
Washington Football Team: All home games in FedExField take place without spectators. However, the decision may still be changed depending on the situation.