Vikings announce upcoming home game against Falcons to be closed to fans

Vikings announce upcoming home game against Falcons to be closed to fans Photo: KSTP.

Rebecca Omastiak
Updated: October 06, 2020 09:27 AM
Created: October 06, 2020 09:20 AM

Minnesota Vikings fans will have to continue waiting to attend a game in person, according to the latest update Tuesday.

In August, the team announced that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first two home games would be closed to the public.


Vikings announce first 2 home games to be closed to public

Tuesday, Vikings stated, due to the pandemic, it isn't safe for the team to host fans for the upcoming home game against the Atlanta Falcons.

In a statement, the Vikings said:

The Vikings will not be in a position to host fans for the team's home game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, October 18, given the continued COVID infection rates in Minnesota, the existing Minnesota Department of Health guidelines that limit indoor venue capacity to 250, and because of our continued prioritization of the health and safety of our fans, players, coaches, staff members and community. We will again have up to 250 family members of Vikings personnel in attendance to further test our game day protocols and will continue to work with state and city officials in hopes of implementing our plan to safely host a limited number of fans later this season.

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