It’s been a rough week for Atlanta fans, but at least we have received some positive news since the Falcons blew a twenty point lead against the Cowboys. For starters, none of the players that exited the game versus Dallas suffered from a severe injury, and now, the Falcons have announced that fans will be allowed in Mercedes-Benz Stadium beginning on October 11th.
We will host fans in a limited capacity beginning October 11.
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) September 22, 2020
The article did not mention how many fans would be allowed in the stadium. The Falcons will go through a test run this week against Chicago, allowing 500 or so friends and family into the stadium.
Assuming everything goes smoothly, and there is no rise in cases over the next couple of weeks, fans will be allowed in the stadium on October 11th (Week 5) against the Carolina Panthers. Judging by how other organizations have handled the situation, I would expect the Falcons to be at somewhere between 15%-25% capacity. We will keep you updated once more details emerge.