The Seahawks will play at least their first three home games of the 2020 season without fans at CenturyLink Field due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Seahawks will continue to follow the lead of public health and government officials to make decisions about potentially having fans in attendance for the remaining five home games.
Seattle hosts New England on Sunday Night Football in Week 2, Dallas in Week 3 and Minnesota in Week 5. The next home game and the first that could potentially include fans is Nov. 1 against the San Francisco 49ers. Atlanta, which hosts the Seahawks in Week 1, has announced that there will not be fans in attendance for that game, while Seattle's Week 4 opponent, Miami, has not yet announced if fans will be allowed to attend.
"After careful consideration, we have made the difficult determination to play at least our first three home games (Sept. 20, Sept. 27 and Oct. 11) without fans in attendance," the Seahawks said in a statement. "While CenturyLink Field has become the best home field advantage in the league thanks to the energy and passion of the 12s, the health and safety of all of our fans, players and staff remains our top priority. While we are hopeful that conditions will improve as the season moves forward, we will continue to follow the lead of public health and government officials to make future decisions about having fans in attendance."
If conditions improve and it is determined that it is safe for fans to attend games under a limited capacity, the Seahawks will reach out to season ticket holders who have requested to continue receiving gameday details.