Atlanta Falcons Owner Arthur Blank Thinks Fans Might Not Be Allowed At NFL Games

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Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank thinks there’s a good chance fans won’t be allowed at NFL games this upcoming season.

With the coronavirus pandemic spreading across the country, sports have been absolutely devastated. Despite the fact the season is months away, Blank is already anticipating changes. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

The Falcons owner told Peter King the following about potential changes in an article published Monday:

I could easily see camps being shorter, players being tested on a daily basis, things of that nature. No fan attendance. Things like that. We may have fewer preseason games, which probably wouldn’t be the end of the world. But I think by September, my hope is by the time the regular season starts, that we’ll be able to bring people together in some form or fashion in a safe manner and play.

As much as I’d like to sit here and tell you all that Blank is overreacting, the reality is that he’s probably not. There’s an above zero percent chance games won’t have fans at all.

Plus, as an NFL owner, you’d have to imagine they’re already discussing potential scenarios amongst themselves.

If Blank is openly floating the possibility of no fans, then you best believe he’s not the only NFL owner who has privately said the same.


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Hopefully, we have this situation under control by August and Blank’s prediction doesn’t turn into a reality. Trust me, I’m hoping like hell the Falcons owner is wrong.

Of course, we could go even further in a bad direction, and the games won’t happen at all. Let’s not even think about that potential outcome.


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The mere thought makes me sad.