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Vikings to have no fans at U.S. Bank Stadium for first two games of 2020 NFL season

Nothing has been determined beyond that, though

NFL: Buffalo Bills at Minnesota Vikings Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

When the Minnesota Vikings play host to the Green Bay Packers on 13 September at U.S. Bank Stadium, it’s going to be awfully quiet inside the NFL’s best stadium.

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the team has announced that the first two games of the season will be closed to the public. That means that there will be no fans in attendance for the opener against the Packers, and also no fans for the 27 September matchup against the Tennessee Titans.

The Vikings are one of the many teams that will be going without fans for at least the early portion of the season. The rule has not been consistent across the NFL, as different states are handling things differently based on where they are on the proverbial “curve” of COVID-19 at the present time.

As you can see in the tweet above, the team will continue to monitor the situation as the season progresses and, hopefully, we will be seeing fans in the seats at U.S. Bank Stadium during games later on in the season. For at least the month of September, however, the Vikings will be playing in front of nobody but the cameras.