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Philadelphia Not Allowing Fans at Eagles, Phillies Games in 2020



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The city of Philadelphia will not be allowing fans to attend games for the Eagles or the Phillies citing safety concerns amid to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Justine McDaniel.

Health Commissioner Thomas Farley says that the coronavirus safety protocols for the major sports leagues “look pretty good,” however they won’t be safe enough to allow fans to be in attendance.

“I do think that games can be played with the kind of safety precautions that they’re proposing. I do not think that they can have spectators at those games. There’s no way for them to be safe having a crowd there,” Farley said, per the report. “I can’t say what the plans are for the league, but from a safety perspective, they can play games but not [have] crowds.”

The city has communicated this with the Eagles with Managing Director Brian Abernathy saying – “told them our expectations are that they don’t have fans.”

Abernathy pointed out that the NFL guidelines “remind teams that local authorities have the ability to ban fans, so I don’t expect any issues.”


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