Ravens, Chiefs announce plans to limit attendance

The Baltimore Ravens informed their fans Wednesday that they are limiting attendance to fewer than 14,000 people to enable social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic.M&T Bank Stadium has a capacity of just over 71,000 fans.”To offer a proper level of safety for fans who want to attend games, a reduction in capacity is necessary,” Ravens president Dick Cass said in a statement. “We are disappointed that this will be a disruption for many ticket buyers, but we have an obligation to our fans and our community to keep M&T Bank Stadium as safe as possible.”The Ravens also informed season ticket holders that their seats will not be available this year.The team said season ticket holders will be offered the same seats in 2021, and money already paid for this season can be used for next year or refunded upon request.Also Wednesday, the Kansas City Chiefs announced they will move forward with a “reduced-capacity plan” for at least the “first few games” of the upcoming season.