Revenue / 10.07.20
Panthers Among 4 More NFL Teams Letting Fans Return
VenuesNow (10/01/20) Muret, Don
The Carolina Panthers have resumed attended games, for a total of four more National Football League teams letting fans return to stadiums. Panthers President Tom Glick anticipated a "sellout" crowd of 5,240 fans at Bank of America Stadium for the Oct. 4 game against Arizona, with new safeguards in place. This follows the state of North Carolina's relaxation of attendance limits at entertainment venues with 10,000 or more seats, permitting 7% of capacity to be filled. An Oct. 1 check at Ticketmaster revealed about 100 tickets still for sale in the lower bowl of the Charlotte stadium, while Glick said a minimum two-ticket purchase is required and seats are in groups of two to five. All attendees and staff must wear face coverings, and gates on the north and east sides of the stadium will be open with touchless temperature scanners running; all game tickets for the 2020 season are delivered through mobile devices. Honeywell worked with the Panthers to upgrade the arena's sanitation measures, which include Xenex Lightstrike "germ-zapping robots" that use ultraviolet light to sanitize suites, restrooms and private team spaces. "Our plan is to get people to screen themselves before they get here," said Panthers Security Director Eddie Levins. "We want them to be honest with themselves. If they have symptoms, don't come."
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