The Carolina Panthers have been attempting as onerous as doable to provide you with a plan that may enable followers within the stands through the NFL season.
However not less than for Week 1, that will not be doable. The group made that official on Monday through a letter to the followers.
“Regardless of our greatest efforts, we’re deeply dissatisfied to share that you’ll not be with us at Bank of America Stadium on Sept. 13 after we open the season towards Las Vegas,” the letter reads.
“We won’t enable an empty stadium to have an effect on our efficiency on the sector, however your presence offers us an simple edge.
“We’ve labored tirelessly since March to develop and implement a accountable, complete plan to make sure that your recreation day expertise is fulfilling and as secure as doable. Based mostly on the rules outlined in Section 2 of North Carolina’s reopening plan, and our well being and security plan, we’re assured that we will safely host a restricted variety of followers.”
The Panthers stated that they’ve provided “compromises and options” as they try and work with authorities officers to attempt to make some type of attendance work.
The letter additionally outlined among the security measures the Panthers would implement if followers are allowed, together with requiring masks, temperature checks for all followers and employees, and “enhanced cleansing procedures”.
The group has been working with Honeywell to attempt to do that safely, the letter says, and Honeywell developed “personalized PPE packs with (Panthers) followers in thoughts” and had a system in place to watch air high quality contained in the Stadium as nicely.
“We acknowledge the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic and can observe tips outlined by authorities and public well being officers. And, we are going to proceed to hunt options concerning the return of followers for the 2020 season and can share updates as applicable,” the letter reads, ending with:
“We encourage you to remain secure, and we hope to see you quickly.”