Hogan says some fans can return to the stands for Ravens, Washington games

Still no tailgating, teams haven't commented
Lamar Jackson
Posted at 4:00 PM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-17 19:51:28-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Baltimore Ravens and Washington Football Team will be allowed to have fans in the stands.

Governor Larry Hogan made the announcement Friday afternoon.

Attendance will remain severely limited to 10 percent capacity at M&T Bank Stadium and FedEx Field.

Friday's order also applies to outdoor live entertainment venues that seat more than 2,500 people.

Fans attending must wear masks and follow social distancing protocols.

Pre-game tailgating is still prohibited.

“With our key health metrics low and stable, we are taking steps to allow more spectators, including fans of the Baltimore Ravens and the Washington Football Team, to safely attend games in the stands,” said Governor Hogan. “It remains important to continue following all of the mitigation measures and public health protocols that keep us safe, including wearing masks and practicing physical distancing.”

Neither team has commented thus far on how they plan to proceed.

Maryland Stadium Authority operates M&T Bank Stadium on behalf of the state of Maryland. FedEx field is owned and operated by the Washington Football Team. It's unclear how Baltimore Mayor Jack Young or Prince George's County Executive Angela Alsobrooks will feel about the decision.