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Detroit Lions still planning on hosting fans for all 8 home games in 2020

The Lions continue to move forward with the hopes to host fans in 2020.

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The Detroit Lions sent out a memo to season ticket holders and the public on Friday morning updating their plans for the 2020 season when it comes to their home games. According to the memo, the Lions are still planning on hosting fans “at all eight regular season home games, but there is still uncertainty surrounding how many fans, if any, will be allowed to attend games during the 2020 season or under what conditions.”

As noted in the memo, big crowds at sporting events are still not approved by state legislature, and all plans are pending both state and local approval. But the announcement also laid out several measure they have already taken to make Ford Field a safer environment amidst a pandemic. This includes the addition of over 250 touchless hand sanitizer stands, pre-packaged food options, mandatory face masks for fans and employees, plexiglass at every point of sale, no tailgating allowed, and only cashless transactions inside the building.

Additionally, the Lions rolled out a few options for current season ticket holders, including an opt-out option. If opting out of the 2020 season, Lions fans will have the choice to defer those payments to 2021, earning some benefits in the process (2021 price freeze, 20% credit for food/merchandise for every dollar deferred to 2021). If a season ticket holder opts out of 2020, they will not lose their seat location for 2021, even if they decide they want their current deposits refunded and not deferred to next season.

For non-season ticket holders, the Lions announced they aren’t currently planning on selling single-game tickets.

This memo is in stark contrast to the Green Bay Packers, who recently announced that they would not have any fans for at least their first two home games, including their Week 2 bout with the Lions.

You can read the Lions’ entire statement here.