The Arizona Cardinals announced on Friday there will be no fans in attendance for the first two home games
It should have come as no shock to Arizona Cardinals fans on Friday when they announced the first two regular season games at home in 2020 would be fanless. That makes the Cardinals first three games overall this season fanless.
The San Francisco 49ers already announced they would have no fans in attendance for the season opener against the Cardinals on Sunday September 13th. Now the Cardinals will not have any fans in attendance on Sunday September 20th against the Washington Football Team or on September 27th against the Detroit Lions.
The team has not yet ruled out fans down the road this season. However the decision to go without fans for the first two games at the very least was the right decision to make.
We may not like it but it is the prudent thing to do. Arizona still has most kids at home for school. Business previously closed in Arizona were just given a green light to re-open, such as gyms and movie theaters.
While the Dallas Cowboys have decided to play in front of limited fans, teams other than the Cardinals, such as the Las Vegas Raiders have decided to play in front of no fans all season. Many teams are playing it safe for now.
While it is disappointing, we must understand though the pandemic numbers in Arizona and in other parts of the country have improved, there is still aways to go. If and when the Cardinals play in front of fans this season, season ticket holders will get first crack at seats.
For those without season tickets, you are likely going to be watching on television in 2020. It won’t be the same as being there in person but for now we should be happy they are going to attempt to play the season at all.