Packers announce no fans allowed at training camp practices, Family Night or preseason

Family Night will be broadcast statewide as usual. 

It's going to be an odd training camp in Green Bay, to say the least. 

As per the team, there will be no fans in attendance at 2020 training camp practices, Packers Family Night and any home preseason games. 

"After consulting with local health officials and reviewing league and CDC guidelines, we felt we needed to make this difficult decision," said Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy. "We will continue to work on the protocols and logistics in the hope that we can welcome fans back to Lambeau Field for the regular season without jeopardizing the health of our players, team personnel and fans."

Family Night still take place in Lambeau Field and will be televised to a statewide audience. The date and time of the event is still being finalized.

 

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ricky's picture

July 15, 2020 at 01:49 pm

Is this an omen for whatever season there is going to be?

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dobber's picture

July 15, 2020 at 02:56 pm

...to the surprise of absolutely nobody.

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Leatherhead's picture

July 15, 2020 at 03:21 pm

As long as the games get aired, so advertisers can encourage us to buy cars and drink beer, there’s still a lot of money in the pile, even without fans (should we play crowd noise over the speakers?). Tickets, parking, concessions add up, but TV money dwarfs that...the NFL can survive not having fans in the stands for a year but you’ve got to have games.

We had an abbreviated season in ‘82, and played with replacements in ‘87 and both years there were playoffs. I would opine that if you played a 12 game schedule it’s probably enough for legit playoffs.

IMO, you can ban fans, play the games and televise them and that overcomes about 80% of the Virus concerns, but I’m not sure we can play these games if there is rioting outside the stadiums after the election. That would have the season ending before Thanksgiving.

So if you were already to the playoffs, fewer cities are involved and security would be a little easier....still hard, but easier. This is the most likely scenario to me

Six games in division, six games in the conference, pause for rioting, playoffs.

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fastmoving's picture

July 15, 2020 at 05:33 pm

So you think the alt right con men would not leave the WH without even further rioting? He will directly go to jail anyway, so no problem there. But right now, no one is save in Trumps "America", thats for sure.
Man, did he run this country into the ground. We will need generations to clean up this mess. Like my Dad said "got this Clown a single thing in his life right??" and we all know the answer

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WMA's picture

July 15, 2020 at 04:31 pm

How about them Packers! Go Pack Go.

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mamasboy's picture

July 16, 2020 at 06:13 pm

Fastmoving, but slow thinker. The economy was booming until the Chinese decided to screw us by spreading a virus as far and wide as they could before anyone knew about it. Unemployment had never been lower, especially among minorities. Trump going to jail is wishful thinking.

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jannes bjornson's picture

July 15, 2020 at 06:40 pm

Will KGB be with the Birthers?

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Tarynfor12's picture

July 15, 2020 at 06:08 pm

So politics is allowed here for some.

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zeke's picture

July 15, 2020 at 09:18 pm

I can only speak for myself, but I have never considered your posts to be particularly political. Xenophobic: yes. Racist: obviously. But not political. Daily Stormer's mods probably have a broader definition of "political," which may be the cause of the confusion.

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Bure9620's picture

July 15, 2020 at 06:41 pm

None of this is surprising, still waiting to see what the NFL testing protocol will be.........

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Philbin's picture

July 15, 2020 at 08:32 pm

They want no fans to show up. Kind of like how Aaron Rodgers failed to show up in the NFC Championship Game.

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PeteK's picture

July 16, 2020 at 07:38 am

Yeah, he has to learn how to tackle better. LOL

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PatrickGB's picture

July 16, 2020 at 07:28 am

I wonder how much this would effect the financial side of the Packers? I cannot attend games but I understand that this would have an impact on the local market and perhaps the team pocketbook.

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Leatherhead's picture

July 16, 2020 at 09:20 am

I have some ballpark guesses.

A home game gives you parking, concessions, and gift shop. Hotels and restaurants for the guests. That’s a nice little pile, but it’s the TV revenue that floats the boat. That’s why they’ll play games, so they can sell advertising

Fans probably not required.

Teams that are owned by multi-zillionaires will just absorb some losses. The Packers are in a little different situation but will weather it.

Local hospitality gets it the worst, probably. Hotels and restaurants.

I can’t imagine the front office wants to make a bunch of long term decisions with all this uncertainty.

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flackcatcher's picture

July 16, 2020 at 03:42 pm

Yup, Hotels, bars and restaurants for sure. Could be the final nail for a lot of them with the loss of all that walk in traffic. Packers already know what their projected revue will be, with their ticket base already paid for, and all the various ad streams accounted for. I can not even imagine what the give back what look like if the NFL cancels the season. (The only happy party will be all the trial lawyers)

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DenePhillips's picture

July 17, 2020 at 11:12 pm

Don't think there will ge football this year
Good news. Next draft. Get a WR!!!

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