GREEN BAY (NBC 26) -- The Packers will host approximately 500 fans during Sunday's game at Lambeau Field against the Eagles.
The team first welcomed limited fans on Sunday against the Chicago Bears to evaluate enhanced COVID-19 protocols.
In a news release, the team said it is looking at concession stand and restroom usage, signage effectiveness and positioning, and distancing of seating pods throughout the stadium bowl. Guests must also comply with the new seat policy which requires attendees to remain within their socially distanced household “pod” of seats unless using the restroom or purchasing food or beverages. Tailgating in the parking lot is still not allowed.
"We want to continue reminding fans and community members that our ability to host fans on gamedays depends on our community following the guidelines from the Brown County and Wisconsin Departments of Health, as well as those from the CDC,” said Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy. “We are confident that our operations and protocols will not contribute to the spread of the virus. Rather, we are trying to model how good behavior can take us through this time in a safe way. Wear masks and stay six feet away from others outside your household. Wash your hands. Let’s be smart so that we don’t endanger any more loved ones and so that our team can play again in front of our fans.”
The team continues to be guided by recommendations from healthcare partner Bellin Health, as well as officials with Brown County Public Health.
If the team is able to host ticketed fans later this season, season ticket holders who have opted in for the opportunity to purchase tickets will receive instructions about the ticket-purchasing process at a later date.