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Maybe I missed it... fans returning?
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:58 pm
  • Just curious more than anything with the bye week...

    I’m in the Midwest and thought about a December trip out to Seattle but has there been decisions/updates on fans returning to Centurylink? Three games are over...

    Anything?
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Re: Maybe I missed it... fans returning?
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:32 pm
  • PateratoWilson wrote:Just curious more than anything with the bye week...

    I’m in the Midwest and thought about a December trip out to Seattle but has there been decisions/updates on fans returning to Centurylink? Three games are over...

    Anything?



    With more and more NFL teams/cities letting them in, you would think it would only be a matter of time.....

    But then again, this is the west coast so who knows 8)

    Lets hope!!! It would be SUCH a boost.
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Re: Maybe I missed it... fans returning?
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:43 pm
  • I suspect fans will be shut out until this doggoned covid positives thing at least stops going up. Right now most states are seeing increases in positive numbers. I wouldn't want to see our players and staff infected by some irresponsible fans.
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Re: Maybe I missed it... fans returning?
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:47 pm

Re: Maybe I missed it... fans returning?
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:50 pm
  • Hawkpower wrote:

    Lets hope!!! It would be SUCH a boost.


    A boost to what? We are 5-0 with no fans. Last year our defense was crap with fans in the stands making noise and this year our defense is crap with fans not in the stands. We went 4-4 last year at home and it was one of the worst seasons as a STH since I killed my larynx for virtually no benefit it seemed.

    I can't see how we'd be much better off.

    I'm happy not to go this year but I hope they give STH a first crack at playoff tickets if we get a home playoff game. Those I'd risk COVID for.
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Re: Maybe I missed it... fans returning?
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:55 pm
  • I'd think C-link would be among the last to reopen, because they had the case in February involving an XFL food vendor who was serving food to fans and then tested positive. And at that time, that was no asymptomatic.
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Re: Maybe I missed it... fans returning?
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:55 pm
  • Jerhawk wrote:It honestly is up to our state leaders and the team.
    With King county still being in phase 2, people will not be able to attend sporting events, concerts, or movies, etc...

    (And no, that's not meant to be political. It's a statement of fact before anyone gets offended.)


    Thanks for keeping it real, Jerhawk.

    There is Covid, and then there is social response to Covid, including family, sports-team, city, state, and federal suggestions/mandates. They are all political and/or social responses.

    The disease itself has no requirements. It's possible an entire team could be Covid-19 positive, be mainly asymptomatic, and continue to function nearly normally. Or someone could die. It's not simple, but the responses are far more complex right now. As far as fans' risk in the stadium? Everyone has different data on the risks, it seems. I trust almost nobody's figures.
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Re: Maybe I missed it... fans returning?
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:57 pm
  • Mad Dog wrote:
    Hawkpower wrote:

    Lets hope!!! It would be SUCH a boost.


    A boost to what? We are 5-0 with no fans. Last year our defense was crap with fans in the stands making noise and this year our defense is crap with fans not in the stands. We went 4-4 last year at home and it was one of the worst seasons as a STH since I killed my larynx for virtually no benefit it seemed.

    I can't see how we'd be much better off.

    I'm happy not to go this year but I hope they give STH a first crack at playoff tickets if we get a home playoff game. Those I'd risk COVID for.


    Meh, that's comparing apples to oranges imo. It's never a bad thing to have the 12s assisting the D get an extra jump off the ball.

    But I totally get your frustration Mad Dog I was feeling the same way!
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Re: Maybe I missed it... fans returning?
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:50 pm
  • Keep on topic or this will be locked. No politics. No exceptions!!!
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Re: Maybe I missed it... fans returning?
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:56 pm
  • What I am still trying to figure out is how teams that have been letting some fans in, how do they do it? I would assume it's a lotto for STH's and then they can decide if they want to go or not. Have yet to hear anyone mention the process.
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Re: Maybe I missed it... fans returning?
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:25 pm
  • Aros wrote:What I am still trying to figure out is how teams that have been letting some fans in, how do they do it? I would assume it's a lotto for STH's and then they can decide if they want to go or not. Have yet to hear anyone mention the process.


    If you look at the teams that have done it, the fans seem to be spaced equidistantly. I'm guessing that there's some STH lottery by section with only a said fraction of fans in each section getting in.
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Re: Maybe I missed it... fans returning?
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:28 pm
  • KitsapGuy wrote:Keep on topic or this will be locked. No politics. No exceptions!!!


    Whether fans go to the stadium or not is politics, not matter whether you agree with the policies or not. Your moderatorship of the topic is political as well.

    Good luck with this one, Kitsap!
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Re: Maybe I missed it... fans returning?
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:22 pm

Re: Maybe I missed it... fans returning?
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:28 pm
  • Yeah, haven't heard. Between the gov and the county, there hasn't been any movement that I've seen.

    I'm sure the team would love it, and there must be a way to have a lottery amongst the STH for attendance.

    2 weeks before out next game, but if the infection curve doesn't bend back down, I'd be a little surprised if they open it up.
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Re: Maybe I missed it... fans returning?
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:09 pm
  • sutz wrote:Yeah, haven't heard. Between the gov and the county, there hasn't been any movement that I've seen.

    I'm sure the team would love it, and there must be a way to have a lottery amongst the STH for attendance.

    2 weeks before out next game, but if the infection curve doesn't bend back down, I'd be a little surprised if they open it up.



    If one is to obsessively, closely analyze curves and bends it will probably never happen.

    The stadiums that are opening have realized this. Seattle will battle Cali for last to open. Sad but true.
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Re: Maybe I missed it... fans returning?
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:53 am
  • Thanks, everyone, for the scoop...
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Re: Maybe I missed it... fans returning?
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:18 am
  • Doesn't really make sense to me if people can be outdoors together at local parks, lakes, campgrounds and zoos. But not a couple thousand people spaced out at stadiums that hold 40-65k people?

    But yes, I wouldn't suspect the Hawks would be allowed fans until we reach phase four.
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Re: Maybe I missed it... fans returning?
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:43 am
  • Part of my job as an educator is as our schools Athletic Director. I’ve been in preliminary talks with fellow ADs about the possibility of basketball this winter. Basketball as well as football is deemed a high risk level for participation. For schools to open last month, the health district wanted the Covid numbers to be under 75/100,000 population. We are currently at 219/100,000 in Spokane county. School sports that are or will be allowed to move forward will be limited, as of now to one spectator per athlete. Or in some circumstances none at all.

    I know this information doesn’t exactly address the, will fans return soon question, but perhaps it sheds a little light on the overall magnitude that those in charge are monitoring.

    The NFL has different criteria when deciding whether to play or not than the WIAA does in letting school athletics play. The state does determine whether or not large gatherings of people will be allowed. If fans are allowed back at the Clink, how many? What seating options are there? What about all of the pregame crowded areas?

    With the latest spikes in covid and the overall numbers being where they are, I don’t see fans returning to the Clink this year. As for teams that are allowing a limited number of fans in, I see some of these teams eventually scaling back and or eliminating fan options all together.
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Re: Maybe I missed it... fans returning?
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:52 pm
  • Hawks @ Cardinals is supposed to have fans.

    However you have to be a Cards STH to even get into that game.

    The Seattle Seahawks have played only one game out of five with fans in attendance, but when they return from the bye week they’ll be playing in front of a very very very small crowd at State Farm Stadium in Glendale.

    Health authorities in Arizona have given the green light for the Cardinals to host about 1,200 fans for next Sunday’s game, but if you were like me and itching to make a joke about how that would make it a mini-Seahawks home game... sorry, it’s not going to work that way. These seats have been allocated to season-ticket holders only.


    https://www.fieldgulls.com/2020/10/17/2 ... s-covid-19
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Re: Maybe I missed it... fans returning?
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:38 am
  • I don’t see Washington allowing fans at all this season. It’s all about what state the games are played in. So, if a Hawk fan wants to go to a live game, they better travel.
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Re: Maybe I missed it... fans returning?
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:13 pm
  • SantaClaraHawk wrote:Hawks @ Cardinals is supposed to have fans.

    However you have to be a Cards STH to even get into that game.

    The Seattle Seahawks have played only one game out of five with fans in attendance, but when they return from the bye week they’ll be playing in front of a very very very small crowd at State Farm Stadium in Glendale.

    Health authorities in Arizona have given the green light for the Cardinals to host about 1,200 fans for next Sunday’s game, but if you were like me and itching to make a joke about how that would make it a mini-Seahawks home game... sorry, it’s not going to work that way. These seats have been allocated to season-ticket holders only.


    https://www.fieldgulls.com/2020/10/17/2 ... s-covid-19

    I know a few Seattle-ites that live in AZ now. There probably are a few Hawks fans that own season tix in Phoenix. ;)
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Re: Maybe I missed it... fans returning?
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:54 pm
  • sutz wrote:
    SantaClaraHawk wrote:Hawks @ Cardinals is supposed to have fans.

    However you have to be a Cards STH to even get into that game.

    The Seattle Seahawks have played only one game out of five with fans in attendance, but when they return from the bye week they’ll be playing in front of a very very very small crowd at State Farm Stadium in Glendale.

    Health authorities in Arizona have given the green light for the Cardinals to host about 1,200 fans for next Sunday’s game, but if you were like me and itching to make a joke about how that would make it a mini-Seahawks home game... sorry, it’s not going to work that way. These seats have been allocated to season-ticket holders only.


    https://www.fieldgulls.com/2020/10/17/2 ... s-covid-19

    I know a few Seattle-ites that live in AZ now. There probably are a few Hawks fans that own season tix in Phoenix. ;)


    Invite them to post to the Lounge if they win the lottery and don't want to go...but wait I don't think that's allowed. They want to make sure it's you in case anyone has covid around you.
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Re: Maybe I missed it... fans returning?
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:12 am
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Re: Maybe I missed it... fans returning?
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:19 pm
  • California is allowing fans now which WA usually follows to a T. *mod edit*
    I doubt we see fans at all this year.
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Re: Maybe I missed it... fans returning?
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:29 pm
  • I think at BEST, SOME fans in the stands potentially during playoffs (assuming the Hawks keep it up and make it there), which is next year. There's about 6 vaccines awaiting approval, rumor is maybe October-Nov for an approval if all goes well. Assume another month or two for any kind of early distribution and allow Washington to have a more crowded type events allowed. So yeah Playoffs at best is my opinion and it'll be probably be limited regardless. Movie theaters just opened up like last friday...I think we're the last state to have movie theaters open. So we will be the last state to allow huge events like concerts, sporting events and my personal favorite comic conventions.
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Re: Maybe I missed it... fans returning?
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:16 pm
  • I wouldn’t expect fans anytime soon due to the spike in positive tests we are seeing. Just this week the US set a record that no one wants with 80k positive tests in a single day.
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