BALTIMORE, Md. - Baltimore Ravens home games this season, should they take place, will look and sound drastically different.
Wednesday, the team announced that if it is permitted under state and local government rules/regulations to have fans attend games in 2020, a significantly reduced seating capacity at M&T Bank Stadium would be necessary. Based on the social distancing guidelines and fan safety protocols developed by health experts, governmental officials and the NFL, it is expected that the stadium capacity – if fans are allowed – would be fewer than 14,000 seats per game.
"To offer a proper level of safety for fans who want to attend games, a reduction in capacity is necessary," stated Ravens president Dick Cass. "We are disappointed that this will be a disruption for many ticket buyers, but we have an obligation to our fans and our community to keep M&T Bank Stadium as safe as possible."
Additionally, in an email to Permanent Seat License (PSL) Owners, the Baltimore Ravens announced that season tickets for 2020 will be deferred to the 2021 campaign. The 2020 season ticket seat locations for all fans will be protected, and the same seats will be offered for renewal in 2021. Current 2020 single-game ticket sales will also be discontinued, and refunds will be issued to fans who have already made purchases.