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Required face coverings, social distancing among items to be in place for upcoming Packers season

Posted at 9:37 AM, Jul 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-03 10:48:29-04

GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers have released an update on what the upcoming season might look like amid the ongoing pandemic.

Among some changes, face masks will be required at Lambeau Field and social distancing measures will be in place.

In a release Friday morning, the Packers laid out a message from CEO and Packers President Mark Murphy about the necessary requirements to expect this season.

"At this time, the team is preparing to have fans in attendance with new policies and safety measures to allow for appropriate social distancing, which will require the stadium’s seating capacity to be significantly reduced. Face coverings also will be required, and other necessary precautions will be in place. As a result, the special experience to which fans are accustomed at Lambeau Field will look and feel very different," said the Packers in a release.

Along with the changes, the organization cannot guarantee the tickets holders in the general bowl and club seats will be able to reserve tickets due to the expected reduced capacity inside of Lambeau.

"While preparations continue and the full plan has not yet been finalized, the letter asked season ticket holders to begin considering their options for this season," said the Packers. "In the near future, season ticket holders will be asked to complete a questionnaire asking if they want to opt-in to be included in the process for a chance to reserve tickets this year. Those that opt-in will be asked additional questions and given further instructions; this opportunity is exclusive to season ticket holders at this time."

Though plans are still being sorted out for the upcoming season, the Packers warn that things could change.

"Although the organization remains optimistic, there is a possibility that Lambeau Field will be unable to host fans for games this season."

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