NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said on Saturday he expected to see stadiums packed among the 32 teams that make up his circuit.
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The NFL regular season will begin Sept. 9, and the 62-year-old said he has confidence in full fan access.
“This year we believe local regulations will allow us to have fans in each of the 32 stadiums,” said Goodell, in an NFL Network interview. We will be smart, we will be ready to adapt and we will do everything to keep the fans safe. But, we expect to see full stadiums. The fans want to be there, that’s the main thing we hear and we see it with ticket sales. ”
During the last Super Bowl, between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Raymond James Stadium hosted a reduced number of 25,000 spectators, due to health restrictions related to COVID-19. The potential capacity of this stadium for such an event is 75,000.