Aug. 18 (UPI) — The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs will allow about 16,000 fans to attend their recreation in opposition to the Houston Texans within the first contest of the 2020 NFL season Sept. 10 in Kansas Metropolis, Mo., amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Chiefs introduced Monday they may allow 22% of the capability of Arrowhead Stadium due to COVID-19-related security precautions. The stadium has a capability of about 73,000.
Fans will likely be required to put on masks at all occasions — except they’re consuming or ingesting — whereas within the stadium. The Chiefs will offered commemorative masks to all fans for the primary three video games at Arrowhead. Luggage will likely be prohibited inside the ability.
Single-game tickets for the Chiefs’ first three dwelling video games will go on sale on Monday for season ticket holders.
Tickets for these video games will likely be bought in grouped “pod” sections of seats with a most of six seats in the identical pod allowed per buy.
The Chiefs labored with the NFL and native well being and authorities officers to develop pointers for fans to attend video games in 2020. The staff mentioned it would proceed to comply with the suggestions and will allow “completely different capacities” later within the season.
The Chiefs could have enhanced sanitization measures all through Arrowhead and can put employees members by well being screenings earlier than they enter the amenities. Visitors will see new bodily distancing measures and hand sanitizers will likely be accessible all through the stadium.
Distributors at Arrowhead won’t settle for money, which is able to reduce contact between company and employees. Smoking and spitting will likely be prohibited.
Tailgating will likely be allowed inside stadium parking tons earlier than the sport, however fans are solely allowed to tailgate with those that have tickets of their corresponding pod of seats. Visitors will likely be required to enter the stadium by particular gates primarily based on their ticket location.
The Chiefs will face the Baltimore Ravens and Los Angeles Chargers on the street earlier than they return dwelling to host the New England Patriots on Oct. 4. The Chiefs’ third dwelling recreation of 2020 will likely be in opposition to the Las Vegas Raiders on Oct. 11.
A number of NFL groups have mentioned they will not have fans of their stadiums at the beginning of the season, however haven’t dominated out the chance for your entire season.
The Washington Soccer Staff and Las Vegas Raiders are the one NFL groups — to this point — to say fans will not attend their dwelling video games for your entire 2020 season.