July 14 (UPI) — Philadelphia officials said Tuesday that no fans will be allowed to attend Eagles and Phillies games this year, citing safety concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“The Eagles are still going to be allowed to play, although without crowds,” the city’s managing director, Brian Abernathy, told the Philadelphia Inquirer.
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said what happens in Philadelphia won’t impact the league’s decision-making for the NFL’s other 31 franchises.
“We are gathering information on Philadelphia,” McCarthy said in a statement.
The Phillies previously announced they would play without fans in attendance this season.