The Washington Football Team became the latest NFL team to announce it would have fans at full capacity for home games at FedExField for the upcoming 2021 season.
"As we have always said, the safety of our fans, employees, coaching staff and players is our top priority. We take our responsibility to create a safe return for fans very seriously, and we do so with the confidence and collaboration of our state and local public health authorities with whom we stay in constant contact to assure proper protocols are in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19," Washington Football Team President Jason Wright said in a statement.
FedExField, which is located in Landover, Md., is one of the largest stadiums in the NFL. It can hold up to 82,000 fans for a game. The state of Maryland is currently allowing outdoor events at 50 percent capacity, but that number is expected to rise as vaccination rates increase over the next few months.
Governor Larry Hogan voiced his support for the Football Team having fans at full capacity by September and encouraged people to get vaccinated. While Washington's intention to host fans at home football games is clear, what is less clear is whether or not fans will be required to be vaccinated to attend, which is the case for the Buffalo Bills.