NFL Mock-Up Plan, What to do With 65,000 NFL Fans?
The Miami Dolphins have put together early plans for how to host fans in their stadium during the 2020 NFL season amid the coronavirus pandemic. Dolphins CEO/president Tom Garfinkel revealed mock-ups of new entrances into Hard Rock Stadium that would help people adhere to social distancing guidelines.
"We would have times to come in for security at different gates so people would be separated out, in terms of when they enter the stadium," Garfinkel said. "We would exit the stadium much like a church environment, where each row exits so people aren't filing out all at the same time in a herd."
The mock-up including colored spots on the ground leading up to entrance gates to designate the distance needed between fans as they file into the stadium like what some restaurants have done during the pandemic.
Garfinkel said this mock-up plan would include all fans wearing masks and ordering food from their seat then go upstairs and pick it up rather than waiting in line for concession.
Hard Rock Stadium can hold approximately 65,000 fans for a football game, but the Dolphins said they might be down to 15,000 fans for the next season as they adjust to a different setup.
There haven't been any finalized plans from the NFL, but the Dolphins wanted to have their plan in place.
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