The New England Patriots announced their plan for reduced capacity this upcoming season!
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) July 14, 2020
Falling in line with many teams across the NFL, the Patriots announced their preliminary protocol for a reduced capacity at Gillette Stadium.
The team announced that they will host reduced-capacity crowds at home games this season but it all depends on state and local government officials. Some of the key components of the protocol announced for fans during COVID-19 pandemic are the following:
- The Patriots are aiming for a 20% Capacity at Gillette Stadium.
- All attending fans must wear masks and distance themselves from one another upon entering the gates of the stadium.
- Tickets will be arranged in blocks of 10 seats. First 8 rows of stadium seats will not be used.
Other Teams Reduced Capacity Plans?
Some of the other teams that have announced their reduced capacity plans are teams like:
The Baltimore Ravens:
Safety is our top priority. pic.twitter.com/4kB3JJUjwF
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) July 8, 2020
The Green Bay Packers:
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) July 10, 2020
Amongst them is also the Kansas City Chiefs, and many other teams around the league.
Many of the teams across the league have welcomed the idea of hosting up to 14-18,000 fans in their stadiums. However, the New England Patriots will hold their limit to 13,000 to best accommodate social distancing guidelines.
Some of the better things for us Patriots fans are that last year the Patriots announced free parking in the surrounding lots of Gillette Stadium! Along with that piece of good news, season ticket holders have the option to opt out of their ticket package this fall without the fear of losing them permanently.
As a Patriots fan, this is exciting news at a very appropriate time as us fans continue to get excited for Football season this year!
~Diego Galvis (@Diego_TheDJ)