The Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs announced that they plan to have fans attend their season opener, despite ongoing COVID-19 concerns.
According to the team, Arrowhead Stadium will allow a capacity of around 22%, adding that the organization would like to have that many fans in attendance not just for the home-opener against the Houston Texans, but for the entire 2020 season.
Naturally, all fans that want to attend Chiefs games this season will have to wear masks. In order to make this plan possible, the team is going to be redesigning the seating and reconfiguring the stadium in order to create zones that will attempt to limit interaction between fans in the common areas of the stadium.
Since Arrowhead can usually hold close to 76,500 people, 22% means that about 16,800 fans would be allowed to be in attendance for the Chiefs’ home games this season.
This looks to be another potential big win for the Chiefs, coming off their Super Bowl championship. Most of the 32 NFL are expected to close their stadiums altogether for the entire season, whereas the Chiefs would be able to collect at least some game-day revenue by allowing a limited number of fans to attend home games.