With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging on, many sports teams are still not allowing fans into their stadiums. Here is a list of teams that are and are not allowing fans.
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The MLB is currently the only major league that is not allowing fans in the stands. The league has said that they are still working on a plan to allow a limited number of fans in stadiums, but they have not released any details yet. It is unclear if any other leagues will follow suit.
Allowing a limited number of fans
As of now, a limited number of fans are being allowed into ball parks to watch the MLB season. Each team has established its own rules and guidelines to follow in order to maintain safety for both the fans and the players.
-The Boston Red Sox will allow 4,500 fans per game, or about 37 percent of capacity at Fenway Park. Face coverings will be required for all fans, and tickets will be sold in pods of two or four people.
-The Chicago Cubs will allow 10,000 fans per game at Wrigley Field — 25 percent of capacity — with distancing measures in place. Masks will also be required for all fans.
-The Cincinnati Reds will allow up to 13,500 fans into Great American Ball Park, which has a capacity of 42, 319. That’s about 32 percent full. The team is still working out the details on how many people will be allowed into each section.
-The Los Angeles Dodgers are allowing 20 percent capacity at Dodger Stadium — about 21,000 fans per game — with safety protocols in place. The team has not released details on ticketing yet.
-The New York Mets are allowing up to 10,000 fans at Citi Field — roughly 25 percent capacity. Seating will be arranged in “pods” to allow for social distancing, and face coverings will be required for all fans.
-The Philadelphia Phillies are allowing up to 11,500 fans per game — roughly 28 percent of capacity at Citizens Bank Park. The team is also still working out the details on how many people will be allowed into each section
Some teams are staggering entry to reduce congestion and the need for fans to pass one another in close proximity. The San Francisco Giants, for example, are using a “wave” system in which fans seated in different sections will be let into the ballpark at different times. ubble seats will be left empty between groups of fans.
The Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns and Portland Trail Blazers will allow a limited number of fans at their home games starting next month, they announced Thursday. The decision comes as the league looks to increase its safety protocols amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The National Basketball Association has said that it will allow a limited number of fans at its games starting next month, becoming the first major U.S. professional sports league to do so since the coronavirus pandemic began.
The NBA said Thursday that it will allow a maximum of 1,500 fans at games starting Dec. 11, when the 2020-21 season begins. The league had been planning to start the season in late December without fans in attendance.
The decision comes as the United States continues to see a rise in COVID-19 cases and deaths. The country has seen more than 250,000 new cases and 1,500 new deaths each day over the past week, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
The NBA said its decision to allow fans was based on guidance from health officials and that it would continue to monitor the situation. The league said it would work with teams to implement strict safety protocols, including temperature checks, social distancing and face coverings for all fans in attendance.
As the NBA begins to allow a limited number of fans back into their arenas, they are implementing some new health and safety guidelines. All fans in attendance will be required to wear masks at all times, except when eating or drinking. There will also be a limit on the number of people allowed in each arena, and fans will be seated in groups that are at least six feet apart.
The NHL is now allowing a limited number of fans at their games. This is a great news for sports fans who have been missing out on their favorite teams. NHL teams are also providing a safe environment for fans to enjoy the game.
As the NHL begins their playoffs this week, the ice won’t be the only thing that’s cold. With no fans in attendance due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the league has had to get creative in order to bring some life into the arena.
One of the ideas that has been floated is having recorded fan noise that would be played through the speakers during game action. While this would provide some atmosphere, it would be a poor substitute for the real thing.
Another idea is to have cardboard cutouts of fans in the stands. This has been done successfully at Minor League Baseball games and could work well at NHL games as well. The cutouts could even be auctioned off to fans with proceeds going to charity.
The NHL is also considering having fans participate virtually by having them submit signs or photos that would be displayed on the scoreboard or used on social media. Fans could also be asked to submit videos of themselves cheering on their team that could be played on the arena video screens.
Whatever solution the NHL comes up with, it will have to be better than what we saw in Korea during the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs. With no fans in attendance, players could be heard chirping at each other on the ice and it made for a very odd atmosphere. Let’s hope the NHL can come up with something better for this year’s playoffs.
Season on hold
The 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs are the ongoing playoff tournament of the National Hockey League (NHL). The playoffs began on August 1, 2020, and will end no later than September 28, 2020, with the Stanley Cup Finals.
The NFL is finally allowing fans back into stadiums, but with some serious restrictions. Fans will be allowed in at 25 percent capacity, and they will have to wear masks at all times. There will also be social distancing measures in place, and fans will be seated in pods.
Allowing a limited number of fans
A limited number of fans will be allowed at some upcoming NFL games, the league announced Thursday.
The NFL said the decision was made after consulting with local and state health officials, as well as its own medical experts.
The league did not say how many fans would be allowed at each game, or what precautions would be taken to ensure their safety.
Several teams have already announced plans to allow fans at their games, including the Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs and Jacksonville Jaguars.
The NFL season is scheduled to begin on September 10th.
Masks will be required for all fans in attendance.