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Packers announce “indefinite hold” on having fans in attendance at Lambeau Field

The Packers are responding to Wisconsin’s ongoing struggle with the coronavirus.

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The Packers have announced an indefinite hold on having fans in attendance at games at Lambeau Field due to Wisconsin’s ongoing struggles to contain the coronavirus.

“We are very concerned with the rate of infection in our area,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy in a statement. “We are trending in the wrong direction in terms of hospitalization and positive cases, and based on recommendations from community healthcare and public health officials, hosting fans at the stadium for games is not advisable at this time.

The Packers had originally only announced plans to be without fans for the team’s first two home games of 2020. But since then, the virus has continued to spread, leaving the team with little choice.

In their statement, the Packers say they will continue to monitor the situation under the guidance of health professionals. Season ticket holders who have opted in for the opportunity to buy tickets will receive further instructions as they become available.