GREEN BAY — For the rest of the 2020 NFL regular season, game attendees at Lambeau Field will be limited to Packers employees and their household families, the team announced Tuesday.
The Packers state that the overall COVID-19 rate in the Brown County area remains too high to allow regular game attendance, even though the rate is trending downwards in recent weeks. Green Bay remains the fourth highest with COVID-19 spread in NFL cities, according to the Packers.
The team is also concerned about the upcoming holiday season, when Wisconsin may see a resurgence in coronavirus spread.
In consultation with local health officials, the team, therefore, decided to play it safe and resist returning to general attendance, deciding instead to cap attendance at employee household “pods."
“While our community and state currently are seeing a promising trend in the infection rates, we made the decision, along with our healthcare and public health partners, to continue hosting only the group of employees and their families,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy in a statement Tuesday evening.