General overall view of the Pittsburgh Steelers logo at midfield at Heinz Field. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers limiting ticket sales for 2020 season due to coronavirus

If fans are allowed into NFL stadiums come September, it's likely going to be in a limited capacity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pittsburgh Steelers are keeping that in mind while they continue to sell tickets to home games for the 2020 campaign by making half of their tickets available, according to ESPN's Brooke Pryor.

"We are holding back 50% of the individual game ticket sales inventory because we are preparing for possible social distancing scenarios this year at Heinz Field," said Burt Lauten, according to Pryor.

Pittsburgh put tickets up for sale on Friday morning and is the first team to limit sales as a precaution. While the NFL has yet to announce if fans will be allowed to attend games, it's believed that the stands will be empty due to COVID-19 concerns.

The league currently is in a phase of reopening with teams allowed to open facilities, if their respective states allow it, with precautions in place due to the pandemic.

The NFL released its 2020 schedule in full earlier this month with hopes that it'll be able to play games in some capacity.

Other leagues around the United States are desperately searching for ways to resume their seasons, and it seems Walt Disney World is the front-runner to host the NBA if and when the season can begin again. Major League Baseball is receiving pushback from players regarding safety and pay disputes, while the NHL is discussing a 24-team playoff format. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. Although many think Boston sports fans are insufferable, Erin tries to see things from a neutral perspective. Her passion is hockey, and she believes defense wins championships. In addition to covering sports for Yardbarker, she covers Boston sports for NBC Sports Boston. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90


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1941–1946 Owner/HC
Bert Bell
1996–2005 RB
Jerome Bettis
1970–1983 CB
Mel Blount
1970–1983 QB
Terry Bradshaw
1951–1959 CB
Jack Butler
1992-2006 HC
Bill Cowher
1988–2000 C
Dermontti Dawson
1942–1946* RB/DB
Bill Dudley
1969–1981 DT
Mean Joe Greene
1971–1982 LB
Jack Ham
1972–1983 RB
Franco Harris
1960–1965 RB
John Henry Johnson
1936–1956* G/HC
Walt Kiesling
1974–1984 LB
Jack Lambert
1958–1962 QB
Bobby Layne
1969–1991 HC
Chuck Noll
2003-2014 S
Troy Polamalu
1933–1988 Owner
Art Rooney
1975– Owner
Dan Rooney
1974-1987 S
Donnie Shell
1974–1987 WR
John Stallworth
1950–1963 DT
Ernie Stautner
1974–1982 WR
Lynn Swann
1974–1988 C
Mike Webster
1987–1996 DB
Rod Woodson

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