Only weeks after fans were allowed to enter M&T Bank Stadium to watch the Baltimore Ravens in-person, the team has reversed course and is not allowing any fans at all for this Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans.
The team made the decision after consulting Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Baltimore Mayor Jack Young and public health officials.
The Ravens say in a press release, "In giving the matter careful consideration, and with the rise of Maryland's COVID-19 infection rate and increased hospitalizations, the Ravens believe this decision is the correct one in helping protect the well-being and safety of our community."
The team also released this statement:
The in-stadium energy and passion Ravens fans provide on gameday cannot be duplicated. With the collective goal of restoring that excitement and re-gaining the ability to host fans once again, we strongly encourage Marylanders to follow the advice of public health experts by wearing face coverings, practicing proper social distancing and limiting social gatherings.