In Chiefs news, it’s been announced that Arrowhead Stadium will have reduced capacity at games in 2020… assuming there even is a 2020 season.
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown everyone for a loop and for the time being, it’s looking like there will be an NFL season in 2020. The Kansas City Chiefs are supposed to kick the entire NFL season off on September 10th and raise their banner and celebrate their Super Bowl title.
While it’s looking like that’s still a go, there will be less people in the stands to celebrate the epic moment. The organization announced on Wednesday that they’d be allowing less people in the stadium this season, as they wanted to follow the guidance of the CDC.
As angry as fans are going to be about this, the decision is the right one. And again, this is assuming there even is a season to be had in 2020, which isn’t a guarantee at this point.
Here’s what’s trending in Chiefs news from around FanSided
- Chris Jones has every right to sit out 2020 season [Cameron Black, KC Kingdom]
- Will the Chiefs end up playing any preseason games? [Matt Conner, Arrowhead Addict]
- Chiefs should sign Colin Kaepernick to backup Mahomes [Gerald Bourguet, FanSided]
Check out what’s trending in Chiefs news from around the rest of the web
- Chiefs announce Arrowhead will have reduced capacity in 2020 [KMBC9 News]
- Kansas City plans ‘reduced capacity’ for fans [Maximo Gonzales, Clutch Points]
Major League Baseball is currently attempting to try to get their season back on track and while only 30 some players and staff tested positive, the numbers are surely going to rise in the coming days and weeks. I’ll be shocked if an MLB season ends up happening and I’ll be pretty surprised if the NFL season starts on time.
Having reduced capacity in a stadium might upset people, but at the end of the day, this is a decision being made so that hopefully football can return and things can get back to normalish as soon as possible. Just because there are less people at a game doesn’t mean the Arrowhead atmosphere has to change, those fans will just need to make sure they’re being louder than normal.
While it’s looking like the NFL is planning to go ahead as scheduled, reducing how many people can be in the stadium is a big change that fans won’t be used to. Hopefully there is a season (assuming it can be played safely) and fans are allowed to attend games, but for now, less people will get to enjoy Chiefs games at Arrowhead Stadium.