Jordan DeFigio, @fidgenewton
The Pittsburgh Steelers will begin their season in an empty stadium versus the New York Giants on September 14th for Monday Night Football.
Both the Giants and the New York Jets made the announcement that they would play all games without fans until further notice. Given the fact that New York is still a hot spot in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, this is not entirely shocking. The decision was made after both teams spoke with Governor Murphy, and the primary factor in making the call was the safety and health of the fans and members of the organizations.
Joint Statement from the Giants and Jets pic.twitter.com/e8MGmXpimv
— New York Giants (@Giants) July 20, 2020
While it is encouraging that the organizations are staying on the safe side, it doesn’t make the news any less disheartening. With players recently speaking out against the NFL’s protocol (or lack thereof) heading into training camp, it’s hard not to wonder how the season will actually unfold. Though with how quickly things change, I wouldn’t place any bets.
Do you agree with the decision to keep fans out of stadiums? How will this impact game play? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.