Packers Say No Fans at Games “Indefinitely” due to Climbing COVID-19 Numbers

There will continue to be no fans in the stands for Green Bay Packers home games for the foreseeable future.

The team announced Tuesday afternoon that due to the “concerning increase” of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the Green Bay area and across Wisconsin, the organization has “put an indefinite hold on hosting fans for games at Lambeau Field this season.”

“In order to host fans, the area will need to see a marked improvement in the rate of hospitalizations, as well as the community infection rate and positivity rate,” a team statement said.

“We are very concerned with the rate of infection in our area,” Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy said. “We are trending in the wrong direction in terms of hospitalization and positive cases, and based on recommendations from community healthcare and public health officials, hosting fans at the stadium for games is not advisable at this time.”

The Packers have had no fans in attendance for its first two home games of the season, and fans will not be in the stands for its next home contest against Minnesota on November 1st. Green Bay returns from its bye week with two road games – at Tampa Bay and at Houston.