Ravens trying out limited fan capacity with family of players attending
The Baltimore Ravens will be hosting the Kansas City Chiefs on “Monday Night Football” in Week 3 and there will be a small crowd of fans in attendance. To possibly prepare for fans filling M&T Bank Stadium later this season, Baltimore will host family members and the coaching staff on Monday night.
Altogether, the Ravens will allow 250 family members of players, coaches, and front office executives to fill the stands this week. Dick Cass, the Ravens’ team president, released a statement on the importance of hosting fans—albeit it coming in the form of family members of team employees.
“This is an important step for us as we continue working toward the possibility of welcoming a larger number of fans at some point this season,” Ravens President Dick Cass stated, via the team’s official site. “Ultimately, we all want to do what’s in the best interest of our community.”
Due to the league not enforcing a uniform attendance policy, all 32 teams have different guidelines in place for fan attendance. Some teams are able to operate at a limited capacity, while other teams have zero fans cheering them on.
The Chiefs are among the teams that have been given the go-ahead to conduct their home games in a limited capacity. Back in Week 1, to kick off the season, Kansas City hosted the Houston Texans with a small portion of fans permitted to watch from within Arrowhead Stadium.
Instead of having fans from home attend Monday’s much-anticipated contest, the Ravens will have immediate family members present. With some teams hoping to open their stadiums to fans this season, they may take a similar route as Baltimore to begin working toward a full re-opening.