Ravens won't have fans in stands to start 2020 season


The Baltimore Ravens announced on Monday the organization won't be welcoming fans to M&T Bank Stadium "for at least the initial part of the 2020 season."


The Ravens still hope to host fans in some capactiy when it's safe to do so. It shows a disparity of decision-making philosophies between NFL teams thus far, as the Washington Football Team has already ruled out playing with fans in attendance for the entirety of the 2020 season.

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The Ravens seem to have used every avenue to try and get fans inside the stadium to begin the season, detailing in their release an attempt to convince Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) to allow them to safely welcome 7,500 fans in a stadium with a capacity of over 70,000.

Baltimore opens up the 2020 campaign at home against AFC North rivals Cleveland on Sept. 13.