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Baltimore Ravens will reduce stadium capacity to fewer than 14,000 fans

Speculation swirls daily surrounding the return of sports in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The latest development comes from the NFL and it casts an ominous cloud for fans who wish to be in the stands to watch their favorite football team this fall.

In an address to season ticket holders, the Ravens announced that all 2020 season tickets will be deferred to 2021. If local officials do allow fans in the stands this fall, stadium capacity would be reduced to “fewer than 14,000” to abide by social distancing guidelines. That number is less than 20% of M&T Bank Stadium’s normal 71,000-seat capacity.

“To offer a proper level of safety for fans who want to attend games, a reduction in capacity is necessary,” stated Ravens president Dick Cass. “We are disappointed that this will be a disruption for many ticket buyers, but we have an obligation to our fans and our community to keep M&T Bank Stadium as safe as possible.”

If they can open their gates to fans, the Ravens will restart the season ticket process for the 2020 season, making the process as equitable as possible.

Earlier this week KSR reported that Mitch Barnhart has discussed with donors a plan to fill Kroger Field and Rupp Arena with fans at 50% capacity. If enacted, the plan would open the doors for about 30,000 UK football fans this fall, more than doubling the limits set by the Ravens.

 

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

11 Comments for Baltimore Ravens will reduce stadium capacity to fewer than 14,000 fans



  1. lexslamman
    3:13 pm July 8, 2020 Permalink

    Given the failure of lockdowns to halt the pandemic, don’t expect any NFL games to be played this fall.



  2. AirForceOne
    3:23 pm July 8, 2020 Permalink

    Taking a knee during the Star Spangled Banner (and it was most definitely about the flag), now standing for a black national anthem….I’m over it. I haven’t watched the NFL since the league thru America under the bus….and I never will again.



  3. Jon
    4:11 pm July 8, 2020 Permalink

    Black Muslims are the most racist people in the country.

    We Stand With Trump And Israel!



  4. Lip Man 1
    4:21 pm July 8, 2020 Permalink

    On a related note, because of the virus, Stanford cut 11 sports today citing the financial issues. 11!

    https://www.cbssports.com/general/news/stanford-cuts-11-sports-varsity-sports-from-athletics-department-due-to-limited-financial-resources/



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      7:43 pm July 8, 2020 Permalink

      Whoa!



  5. runningunnin.454
    4:27 pm July 8, 2020 Permalink

    Big Deal; five years ago, the Baltimore Orioles played the White Sox with zero fans in the stands due to riots…another pandemic in large cities.
    The City leaders decided to make a martyr out of a heroin dealer; guess it didn’t matter how many lives he destroyed.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      7:45 pm July 8, 2020 Permalink

      Was that the Freddy Gray case?



  6. Crushgroove
    4:34 pm July 8, 2020 Permalink

    Must be due to the plummeting death rate combined with skyrocketing, symptomless case instances …

    Oh, wait.

    I need a local dumbass to come in here and remind us to all be scared of something we don’t understand… TIA



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      7:44 pm July 8, 2020 Permalink

      Like the grim reaper Anthony Fauci. He always urinates on good news.



  7. lizard king
    5:48 pm July 8, 2020 Permalink

    Poor BLM and players won’t get to bow down to their God of so called social justice in front of a full crowd to show their hatred of America



  8. jaws2
    9:35 pm July 8, 2020 Permalink

    They lost me with kneeling and are going to lose more with the ‘black national anthem’. What about the brown and yellow anthems?