Seattle Seahawks Won’t Have Any Fans In Attendance For Week 8 Game Against San Francisco 49ers
The Seattle Seahawks didn’t have any fans in attendance for their first three home games of 2020, and that isn’t going to change for the next contest at CenturyLink Field.
On Thursday, the Seahawks announced in a statement that they won’t have spectators for their Week 8 home game against the San Francisco 49ers.
In the statement, the Seahawks also said they “remain hopeful that conditions will improve” and they’ll update fans regarding “future decisions.”
The Seahawks have one of the best home field advantages in all of football. The CenturyLink Field crowd has been referred to as “the 12th man” because of the major advantage the fans provide.
Seattle is off to a perfect 5-0 start, the first in franchise history. This includes three thrilling home wins against the New England Patriots (Week 2), the Dallas Cowboys (Week 3) and the Minnesota Vikings (Week 5), all of which came down to the final seconds.
After the 49ers game, Seattle will have four home contests left: Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals (a Thursday nighter), Week 13 against the New York Giants, Week 14 against the New York Jets and Week 16 against the Los Angeles Rams.
The Seahawks will visit the NFC West rival Arizona Cardinals (4-2) this Sunday.
So far, 15 NFL teams have allowed a limited number of fans in at least one home game this season. Other clubs recently received the thumbs up from government and health officials to welcome spectators.
The New Orleans Saints will welcome 3,000 fans for this Sunday’s home tilt against the Carolina Panthers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The San Francisco 49ers will also be allowed to host up to 13,000 fans for their Week 9 game against the Green Bay Packers, whom they defeated in last year’s NFC Championship Game.
The Philadelphia Eagles, along with the Pittsburgh Steelers, received approval to hold up to 7,500 fans at their home games earlier this month.
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