GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Fans will not be allowed at training camp practices, Family Night, and any home preseason games at Lambeau Field due to COVID-19, the Green Bay Packers announced Wednesday.
Family Night will still take place at Lambeau Field, the team said. It will be televised statewide, but the date and time are still being finalized. Plans for regular season games will be communicated "in the near future."
“The tremendous support of cheering fans at Lambeau Field motivates all of us in the Packers organization,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. “But after consulting with local health officials and reviewing League and CDC guidelines, we felt we needed to make this difficult decision. We will miss seeing so many of our fans, particularly the young ones, during this exciting time of year. 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.
Season ticket holders will have the option to "opt in" or "opt out" on the chance to reserve tickets this fall, according to a news release from the team. New safety policies will be in place for regular season games, should they be played.
“We ask our fans to help us in this effort by wearing masks and staying six feet away from non-family members when out in the community in the coming weeks," Murphy said.
The Packers are currently scheduled to open their 2020 campaign on September 13 in Minneapolis against the Minnesota Vikings.