The restart of the NFL season is due weeks from now, but there are still changes regarding the restart. On Tuesday, the local officials of Philadelphia announced that the NFL season could happen, but crowds will not be allowed. However, the next day tables have turned around. Philadelphia gave hope to the fans saying that the decision could be changed and not yet final.
Tuesday – Philadelphia officials are still hesitant about the upcoming season restart of the NFL. It was duly because of the virus outbreak. According to their local guidelines, all significant events on public properties with 50 or more people are canceled. The decision will be effective until February 2021.
However, holding an event on private properties was allowed as long as safety measures are prioritized. Mayor Jim Kenney made the announcement.
Mayor’s office provides clarification after Philadelphia officials declared no fans in stands this year for Eagles, Phillies. pic.twitter.com/Q2H74Ibbxt— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) July 15, 2020
The news enlightened NFL, as the restart of the season could not be impossible. However, the health commissioner of Philadelphia still worries about the safety of the players and the community. He believes that having crowds to watch the game is too risky.
The city wouldn’t want to risk the people’s safety and decided not to allow fans inside the stadium when the game resumes.
It could be the right decision since the safety of the people are still the priority now that the pandemic won’t skip this season. However, the next day after banning fans from witnessing the game, the city officials backtrack to their previous statement.
Wednesday – There is a sudden change in the weather as the Philadelphia city takes back its decision not to let fans attend the event. They have suggested that the decisions made can still be reversed and not final. They clarified that fans might be allowed to witness the restart of NFL season.
The city and the NFL are considering a constant review of the situation, and they will continue to work on the matter, said in the statement announced.
Witnessing the resume of the game could be fun, but safety should still be considered to be the utmost priority.