There will be no fans in attendance on Monday Night Football in Week 1 when the Denver Broncos host the Tennessee Titans. The team announced on Friday that after collaborating with state officials, it would not be wise from a health and safety standpoint to put fans in the stadium with COVID-19 still raging across the nation.
“We are grateful for the loyalty and enthusiasm that Broncos fans have shown this year ... but this is the responsible thing to do right now.”— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) August 21, 2020
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That doesn’t mean fans won’t return to Empower Field at some point in 2020. The Broncos statement ended with a look to the future.
“We will continue to work closely and in collaboration with the state to determine the next steps, ensuring we are doing our part to protect the health of our fans and community.”
When they do being to allow fans back in, it will likely be between 20-25% capacity according to Mike Klis. For now, it will be a bit surreal to watch the Broncos on prime time without any sound coming from the usually rowdy and loud Broncomaniacs that fill the stadium.