Appearing on the Brian Mitchell Show on The Team 980 in Washington, D.C., NFL Executive Vice President of Operations Troy Vincent said the league plans to run the upcoming 2020 season with full fans, but is also ready to adapt.
“We plan to have a full stadium until the medical community tells us otherwise,” Vincent said on Friday. through NBC Sports Washington. “Now remember when we talked – we talked about August, September. So there is a lot that can happen here. So we are planning for a full stadium.
The NFL offseason has become a series of adaptations during the COVID-19 pandemic when they turned to virtual and offseason concepts. Even though both are going well, they don’t yet have the challenge of playing the game and it can provide a big challenge if the situation doesn’t improve.
One major hurdle that the league has to face is the level of “Stay at Home” orders which have seen loose restrictions, but also vary from state to state and even within the state.
For example, Minnesota has not given the green light for large meetings such as sporting events or concerts, and governors in California, Texas and New York. has told the league to get ready again without fans.
“We also know that we have to plan in half [or three-quarters full] the stadium, “Vincent said.” So we planned all these different scenarios. But first and foremost, we make every effort, working with the medical community, if we can have the stadiums with everyone until they tell us otherwise when the time comes, that is our plan. “
The Viking season is scheduled to begin September 13 when they host the Green Bay Packers.
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