The Green Bay Packers will continue playing games at Lambeau Field without fans in the stands.
In an statement released on Tuesday, the team said it is placing an “indefinite hold” on hosting fans at Lambeau this season, “due to the concerning increase of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the Green Bay area and across Wisconsin.”
“We are trending in the wrong direction in terms of hospitalization and positive cases, and based on recommendations from community healthcare and public health officials, hosting fans at the stadium for games is not advisable at this time,” Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy wrote.
“We all need to take the pandemic seriously and do our part to reduce the spread of the virus, which should lead to significant improvement in the rates of infection and hospitalizations. At that point we’ll be able to experience games in person,” Murphy wrote.
The team says that if it is able to host fans later this season, then season ticket holders who have opted in for the opportunity to purchase tickets will receive instructions about the ticket-purchasing process at a later date.