The Carolina Panthers have just announced that they will be reducing the capacity of stadium seating for all home games of the 2020-21 season to help curb the spread of COVID-19.
In a statement sent out yesterday, the team revealed that home games will have reduced seating capacity based on guidelines from state and local government, medical professionals and public health officials.
The Panthers sent out an email to all PSL owners saying;
“In order to accommodate as many PSL Owners as possible in this reduced-capacity scenario, we plan to make a limited number of home games available to each account. The number of games each PSL Owner will have access to will be determined by factors such as approved capacity, overall demand and, in some cases, seating location.”
The email laid out several new policies for those who still want to attend games, including:
- PSL Owners will have the opportunity to select from a predetermined set of games.
- Due to a socially-distant seat configuration that meets health and safety protocols, it is unlikely that PSL Owners will sit in their exact seat location.
- Stadium capacity could change through the course of the season, and PSL Owners will be promptly notified of any potential ticket impact.
- PSL Owners will only be permitted to purchase seats within their specific price level. However, if inventory is unavailable, adjustments will be made on a case-by-case basis.
- Season tickets will revert back to current PSL seat locations for 2021.
- Enhanced protective measures will be implemented during event days. While plans are still being finalized, some of the protective measures include: Health screening protocols, required face coverings, access to sanitizing stations throughout the facility, contactless/cashless transactions and physical distancing amplified via stadium signage.