The Arizona Cardinals travel to New Jersey to take on the New York Jets and New York Giants.
There will be no fans in attendance.
Today, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced that there will be no fans at the NFL games in 2020.
A joint statement from the teams:
“Today Governor Murphy announced that, due to the ongoing public health crisis, his Executive Order limiting outdoor public gatherings will apply to events at MetLife Stadium until further notice. This decision was reached after careful consideration of the current state of the COVID-19 crisis, in discussions with the Giants and Jets, and in consideration of the health and safety of our fans, players and staff, which will continue to be the primary focus for our teams.
“We support Governor Murphy’s decision in the interest of public health and safety and, until circumstances change, both the Giants and Jets will play our games without the benefit of fans in attendance. Although we would prefer to have fans at MetLife Stadium for our games, we will continue to work with Governor Murphy’s office and will provide updates if necessary.”
That means when the Cardinals play the Jets on October 11, 2020 and the Giants on December 13, 2020 there will be no fans in attendance, unless things change quickly.
While we don’t want to make the pandemic about football, this is an interesting story to follow and you wonder what type of change this could have for the Cardinals in terms of home field advantage. No fans in New York, two of the more passionate fan bases in the league, could make a difference.
What do you think?