Philadelphia Eagles season ticket holders are given an update.
In the wake of the concerns that are still present with the COVID-19 pandemic, Philadelphia Eagles season ticket holders are finally given an update. They’ll be given the opportunity to opt-out of being present for the 2020 campaign and the ability to defer until the 2021 season.
There will be no penalties if they decide to exercise that option, and they will have until July 15th to make a decision. The New York Giants and New York Jets have made the decision to express the same courtesy to their season ticket holders.
Here are some of the contents of the email that was sent out on Monday, July 6th.
"As our preparations for the 2020 season continue, please know that we are working closely with league and government officials to make all necessary adjustments with the health and safety of our fans, employees, players and community as our top priority."
So, what’s going on with this Philadelphia Eagles season and the regular seasons of the other 31 NFL franchises?
With two contests already canceled on the preseason four-game schedule, with the NFL Players Association pushing for the cancellation of the entire preseason schedule
, and with no clear plan or understanding of what will transpire come the regular season, the NFL, NFLPA, and all 32 teams are still working out some of the red tape to initiate safety protocols.
As of now, no changes have been made to the regular-season schedule, but all precautionary measures are being taken into consideration, understandably so. That includes how to handle fan attendance. Here’s more.
"We have been discussing and will continue to plan for all possible scenarios, but in order to facilitate new policies and safety measures, we are anticipating certain seating areas to be unavailable. As many teams have also communicated in recent weeks, there is a chance we will have to significantly reduce the stadium’s seating capacity."
Everyone is keeping their fingers crossed that the regular season will go on as planned, but clearly, you can’t blame league offices for taking this seriously. Their responsibility isn’t just to the 32 teams and their players. They have a responsibility to the fans as well.