There will be fans in attendance for the Packers’ Week 6 game versus the Bucs.
The Green Bay Packers will play in a stadium with fans for the first time of the season when they visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6.
According to NFL.com, the Bucs will be allowing fans at Raymond James Stadium starting in their Week 4 home game against the Los Angeles Chargers. In Week 6 against the Packers, the expectation is that they will have roughly 25 percent capacity filled.
As strange as it would’ve sounded at the start of the year, the Packers will play their first five games without any fans in attendance.
Tomorrow night’s game against the New Orleans Saints will be played with no fans, and the Packers won’t have any fans in attendance at Lambeau Field next week against the Atlanta Falcons. They will then be on bye in Week 5 before heading to Florida to take on Tom Brady and the Buccaneers in Week 6.
The Packers have already played in one indoor stadium, a victory over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1. They will be indoors again tomorrow against the Saints, and no fans in attendance takes away a huge home-field advantage.
It’ll be interesting to see a game with 25 percent capacity. It’ll likely be louder than with no fans and crowd noise playing through the speakers, but it’s also going to be much quieter than a normal game-day, so the Packers shouldn’t need to use their silent count.
It remains to be seen whether the Packers will be able to have fans in attendance at Lambeau Field this season. They announced before the season that there would be no fans for the opening two games, the first of which was last week’s victory against the Detroit Lions.
We know there will be no fans next week against the Falcons. The team’s next home game isn’t until Week 8 against the Vikings.