Governor Whitmer: “The Lions will be playing in empty stadiums in the Fall!”
There have been so many questions surrounding whether we will have an NFL season. Looks like there’s good and bad news.
While it looks like all signs point to there being an NFL season, Governor Whitmer confirmed in a radio interview that there will not be fans at Ford Field this Fall.
She says, “There is reason to feel some confidence here, but we also have to measure (people’s) expectations and say life’s going to be different. We’re not going to be filling stadiums in the fall.”
Damn! So if you got excited about football coming back and the Lions knocking off some wins, it sounds like you’ll have to watch that from the comfort of your living room.
The state’s deputy press secretary, Bobby Leddy said this:
“Medical experts have made it clear that COVID-19 spreads when people are in close contact with one another, and without a vaccine, our best strategy in combating the virus is to practice social distancing. In regards to stadiums, our administration will continue to make informed decisions on re-engagement based upon data and medical expertise.”
The governor’s statement is not yet policy. Will this change by September? Let’s cross our fingers and practice social distancing.