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Current attendance policies for all of the Vikings’ 2020 games

At least as things stand so far

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Earlier today, we passed along the news that the Minnesota Vikings would not be hosting any fans at U.S. Bank Stadium for their first two home games of the 2020 NFL season. That covers the season opener against the Green Bay Packers and the Week 3 matchup against the Tennessee Titans.

While the season still hasn’t gotten underway officially, there has been a great deal of variance between the policies that each NFL team has put together as far as fan attendance during the COVID-19 pandemic. These rules are largely predicated on how the different states are handling things and where they are on the “curve.”

So, let’s take a look at the Vikings’ schedule as things stand right now and the policies that are currently in place for every team the Vikings will be playing this season.

Week 1 vs Green Bay Packers - U.S. Bank Stadium

-There will be no fans at U.S. Bank Stadium for this game.

Week 2 at Indianapolis Colts - Lucas Oil Stadium

-The Colts have said that they will have fans in the stands, limiting it to 25% of their stadium capacity. This means that there will be a maximum of ~17,000 fans on hand in Indy.

Week 3 vs Tennessee Titans - U.S. Bank Stadium

-There will be no fans at U.S. Bank Stadium for this game.

Week 4 at Houston Texans - NRG Stadium

-This one is still TBD. The Texans have announced that their home opener against the Baltimore Ravens (Week 2) will not have any fans in attendance. Will their game against the Vikings two weeks later have fans?

Week 5 at Seattle Seahawks - CenturyLink Field

-No fans will be in the stands for this one, as the Seahawks have already announced that their first three home games will be played with nobody in attendance.

Week 6 vs Atlanta Falcons - U.S. Bank Stadium

-This will be the third home game for the Vikings, and the first one for which fan attendance hasn’t already been ruled out.

Week 7 - Bye Week

-I’m going to assume no fans in attendance, but hey, you never know.

Week 8 at Green Bay Packers - Lambeau Field

-The Packers have already determined that they will not have any fans for their first two home games. This will be their third home game. Their CEO, Mark Murphy, has estimated that if games are held at Lambeau this season the attendance would max out at around 12,000.

Week 9 vs Detroit Lions - U.S. Bank Stadium

-To Be Determined

Week 10 at Chicago Bears - Soldier Field

-There will be no fans in the stands for this Monday nighter, as the city of Chicago has already declared that they will not allow fans at Soldier Field for all of 2020.

Week 11 vs Dallas Cowboys - U.S. Bank Stadium

-To Be Determined

Week 12 vs Carolina Panthers - U.S. Bank Stadium

-To Be Determined

Week 13 vs Jacksonville Jaguars - U.S. Bank Stadium

-To Be Determined

Week 14 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Raymond James Stadium

-The Buccaneers have said that they will have fans in attendance at their games, but it will be in a limited capacity. They will also only be doing single-game tickets because they don’t want to potentially be unfair to season ticket holders. So, hey, if you want tickets, give it a shot.

Week 15 vs Chicago Bears - U.S. Bank Stadium

-To Be Determined

Week 16 at New Orleans Saints - Mercedes-Benz Superdome

-Similar to the Vikings, the Saints have said that their home opener will not have any fans and that their second home game is “highly unlikely” to have fans in attendance. Beyond that? They haven’t said yet, preferring to wait and see.

Week 17 at Detroit Lions - Ford Field

-This is another case where a team has already declared that they will not have any fans at their first two home games, and has not come to any conclusions beyond that.

That’s a look at the Vikings’ schedule and whether or not they’ll be playing in front of anyone besides the people in the press box. We’ll have to see how many of these things change between now and the time the games are actually played.