Football is obviously looking quite different this year. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, stadiums full of cheering fans are basically no more. At best, teams and cities are allowing a small capacity to attend. What will NFL games look like this year?
Well, it depends on the team and location. Some are allowing fans to attend the live games, and some aren't. Here's a breakdown, per ESPN.
1. Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins are letting 13,000 fans into the stadium for their September 20 home opener game against Buffalo. 13,000 is 20 percent capacity, which hopefully allows for more space between people. Fans attending the game are required to wear masks, a touchless food ordering system will be implemented, and smoking and tailgating has been banned.
2. New England Patriots
The Patriots aren't allowing fans to attend games through "at least September." According to ESPN, officials are hopeful to open the stadium to fans later in the season.
3. Buffalo Bills
The Bills already announced back in late August that they won't be allowing fans in the stadium for the first two home games.
4. New York Jets
The Jets aren't letting people into the MetLife Stadium. The order is in place "until further notice."
5. Cleveland Browns
Ohio officials decided to let the Browns have 6,000 fans at their September 17 game against the Bengals and again at their September 27 game against Washington. Fans are required to wear masks.
6. Cincinnati Bengals
Same as the Browns, Ohio is letting the Bengals have 6,000 fans in their stadium on October 4 in a game against the Jaguars and on October 25 against the Browns. Everyone attending need to wear masks.
7. Baltimore Ravens
It seems like the Ravens are proposing to allow 7,500 fans to attend the game. Initially, it was announced that they wouldn't be hosting any fans.
8. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers are not permitting fans to attend the games at Heinz Field for two home games — at the very least. After the September 20 game against the Broncos and September 27 game against the Texans, it's possible that fans may be allowed to show up in-person.
9. Jacksonville Jaguars
16,791 fans are allowed to attend the Jaguars game at the TIAA Bank Field stadium. This is at 25 percent capacity.
10. Indianapolis Colts
The Colts are allowing 2,500 people to attend the Lucas Oil Stadium for the opening game on September 20 against the Vikings.
11. Houston Texans
As of now, the Texans are not welcoming fans to the NRG Stadium for the home opener on September 20 against Baltimore, but it's possible that this may change later on in the season.
12. Tennessee Titans
As of now, the Titans are not letting fans into their stadium for their September 20 home opener.
13. Los Angeles Chargers and Rams
Fans are not allowed at the LA-based stadiums "until further notice."
14. Las Vegas Raiders
Even though the Raiders have a new home in Vegas (a brand new stadium that can fit 65,000 fans), football fans will not be permitted inside Allegiant Stadium. The call was made by Raiders owner Mark Davis.
15. Denver Broncos
It was decided that 5,700 fans will be permitted to attend the Broncos' September 27 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
16. Kansas City Chiefs
As you already know, fans are allowed to attend the September 10 season opener against the Texans at Arrowhead Stadium. 16,000 fans is the limit, though (this is 22 percent capacity).
17. Dallas Cowboys
People can attend the games at the AT&T Stadium, but so far it's unclear how many — it looks like it'll be fewer than 50 percent capacity.
18. Washington Football Team
Washington isn't allowing fans to attend home games this season, period.
19. Philadelphia Eagles
No fans are allowed in the Lincoln Financial Field stadium, but it's possible that this may change later on in the season.
20. New York Giants
Fans are not allowed in the MetLife Stadium "until further notice."
21. Chicago Bears
Currently, the Bears are not allowing fans in the Soldier Field stadium.
22. Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings are not welcoming fans to their first two home games.
23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The first two home games, one on September 20 and one on October 4, will be held without fans at the Raymond James Stadium.
24. New Orleans Saints
The Saints are currently not allowing fans in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
25. Atlanta Falcons
Although it was originally planned to allow 10,000 to 20,000 fans in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the team decided against it.
26. Carolina Panthers
As of now, the Panthers will not be letting fans attend their home games.
27. Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals aren't allowing fans to the Cardinals' first two home games.
28. San Francisco 49ers
Fans are not permitted inside the Levi's Stadium.
29. Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks will not be letting fans inside the CenturyLink Field Stadium for its first three home games — at the very least.