If followers are allowed into NFL stadiums come September, it is doubtless going to be in a restricted capability because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pittsburgh Steelers are protecting that in thoughts whereas they proceed to promote tickets to dwelling video games for the 2020 marketing campaign by making half of their tickets out there, in keeping with ESPN’s Brooke Pryor.
“We’re holding again 50% of the person recreation ticket gross sales stock as a result of we’re making ready for doable social distancing eventualities this 12 months at Heinz Area,” mentioned Burt Lauten, in keeping with Pryor.
Pittsburgh put tickets up on the market on Friday morning and is the primary crew to restrict gross sales as a precaution. Whereas the NFL has but to announce if followers will likely be allowed to attend video games, it is believed that the stands will likely be empty as a result of COVID-19 issues.
The league at the moment is in a section of reopening with groups allowed to open services, if their respective states permit it, with precautions in place because of the pandemic.
The NFL launched its 2020 schedule in full earlier this month with hopes that it will have the ability to play video games in some capability.
Different leagues round the US are desperately looking for methods to renew their seasons, and it appears Walt Disney World is the front-runner to host the NBA if and when the season can start once more. Main League Baseball is receiving pushback from gamers concerning security and pay disputes, whereas the NHL is discussing a 24-team playoff format.