The North American Professional Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell (Roger Goodell) announced plans to host the league before the game from September 9th.
Goodall said in a statement on Tuesday: “We all hope that all fans will be able to return to the stadium, because without fans, football is simply different. That’s why we plan to start the 2021 season in a fully loaded stadium.” Yahoo Sports.
Goodall’s hope is that by the beginning of this season, about 200 million residents of the United States will be vaccinated against coronavirus infection, which also provides adequate protection for large-scale events. In a country with a population of 330 million, 15% of the population is currently vaccinated, about 50 million.
However, for the NFL, it is very important to avoid a season similar to 2020. Compared with the 17 million in 2019, they could only receive 1.2 million live spectators last season, and the league’s revenue dropped from $16 billion to $12 billion.
Although part of the fans’ admissions last season did not accompany the formation of an epidemic, Goodell pointed out that it can only be fully opened with truly convincing epidemiological data.
The announcement also pointed out that, unlike the Professional Baseball League (MLB), the National Football League (NFL) will only recommend compulsory vaccination rather than requiring players.