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'COVID-paranoid' WFT team president, owner want fans' safe return to FedExField

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Following Maryland Governor Larry Hogan's announcement to allow fans in his state's football stadiums, the Washington Football Team is poised to play in front of a home crowd for the first time this season. 

As team president Jason Wright said on Good Morning Football Tuesday morning, the plan is to have 3,000 fans in attendance for their Week 9 contest against the Giants and take an abundance of caution. 

"We're excited, but we're going to be super safe, we're very cautious here, both Dan [Snyder] and I are COVID-paranoid but we feel really good about 3,000 people in our 75,000 people stadium," he said. It's the safest I've felt anywhere since COVID has hit and it's gonna be a great day."

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Based on their current plan, Washington will only fill roughly 4% of their stadium's capacity while the state permits up to 10%. The team already allows limited family members to attend games. 

Regardless of how many fans end up going to Sunday's game, Wright is excited for fans to experience a new brand of Washington Football, both on and off the field. 

"I'm really excited to welcome fans back, it makes a material difference for our players and it's the atmosphere we want to build around a new franchise that coach Rivera is establishing on the field and that I'm trying to establish on the business side," he said.