Steelers: Reduced seating, mask mandate expected if fans allowed at games in 2020

Steelers: Reduced seating, mask mandate expected if fans allowed at games in 2020

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers emailed a letter to season ticket holders, keeping them up-to-date on the status of this year’s season ticket plans.

Channel 11 obtained a copy of the letter.

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In it, the Steelers told season ticket holders that the NFL is considering changes to the preseason. Fans will be refunded for any canceled preseason games.

The NFL is currently in negotiations with the NFLPA regarding the length of the preseason and when training camps will start and how those will be held.

The Steelers have already announced their training camp will be held at Heinz Field instead of Saint Vincent College. Reports have surfaced that the NFL will reduce the preseason to two games. The NFLPA has voted to have no preseason games, but that vote is not binding.

In terms of the regular season, the letter was less than crystal clear regarding attendance and other requirements:

“We are working with public health officials and the NFL on plans for fans to safely attend the games. Our goal is to have fans at Heinz Field this season. We anticipate that we will be working with a reduced capacity scenario, and that fans will be required to wear masks.”

The Steelers can’t say at this point how many fans might be allowed to attend games, but it is affecting their season ticket distribution.

“In a typical season, you would be anticipating the arrival of your season ticket package later this month,” the letter said. “We know you look forward to this as it marks the start of another exciting season. Ticket delivery will operate differently this season as we need to employ a digital ticketing solution to allow for flexibility. We will share those details soon.”

Fans are also able to apply for a full refund for the 2020 season while also retaining the ability to renew season tickets in 2021.

You can read the full letter below:

The Pittsburgh Steelers emailed a letter to season ticket holders, keeping them up-to-date on the status of this year’s season ticket plans.
The Pittsburgh Steelers emailed a letter to season ticket holders, keeping them up-to-date on the status of this year’s season ticket plans. (WPXI)
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