NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the league expects to have full stadiums during the 2021 season.
The statement is a significant departure from the reality of the 2020 season, in which some teams went entirely without fans for a whole season, while others allowed reduced capacities in accordance with local and state guidelines.
When fans were in the stands, they were masked and required to remain distanced, and by the time Super Bowl LV arrived, a good portion of Raymond James Stadium’s seats were filled not with humans, but cardboard cutouts scattered among the fans lucky enough to secure a seat to watch the sport’s most significant contest. Despite these circumstances, the league was still able to welcome a total of 1.2 million fans to its games in 2020.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league expects to have full stadiums during the 2021 season.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 30, 2021
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, without being asked: “We expect to have full stadiums in the upcoming season.”
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 30, 2021
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