Ladies and Gentlemen, the time has come. You can now scream at your favorite team in person. Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland has reached the conclusion that with the correct protocols, the Baltimore Ravens, the Washington Football Team, and several other pro sports teams based in the state are now allowed to have fans in attendance to games. However, among other restrictions, stadiums are only allowed to hold 10% of their normal attendance. Masks are necessary, and social distancing is non excusable. Not necessarily great, but better than it was before.
In Baltimore at M&T bank stadium, around 7,000 fans would be allowed, and at FedEx 8,000 fans are to be expected. The president of the “Team” Jason Wright, told the media that they will be bringing a limited amount of staff and family to LA this week to take on the Rams. Besides that, attendance is up in the air. “We are continuing to work with Maryland’s Department of Health and Prince George’s County health officials to welcome staff and families of players back in a safe manner. We will use this opportunity to test our systems and protocols for the future possibility of hosting fans at FedExField.”
Even though numbers are down, COVID-19 is a real battle, and the two Maryland NFL Organizations are taking all necessary precautions to bring back the people in a healthy manner. Fans have always been important to the game of football, and the community could honestly use something to rally around. With election season in full swing, Americans are scratching for any bit of good news they can get. The possibility of going back to a good game with a cold, crisp beer in your hand is exactly the spirit lifter most people need. Sunday game day is seemingly back, so go vote, grab your tickets, and wear your favorite mask and jersey. Action packed plays in person are back.