NFL Becoming More Optimistic About Full Stadiums in 2021

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Salary-cap projections for the 2021 NFL season are based on calculations that stadiums will be 75 percent full, but it might be even better than that.

Today, some are optimistic that stadiums will be full, period, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

“From the availability of vaccines to signs of potential herd immunity, some believe that, by Memorial Day, the tide will have turned dramatically,” Florio wrote. “Then, by Labor Day, the question becomes whether pro football will be able to pack its venues.”

We relayed last week that the Pro Football Hall of Fame hopes to pack the stadium for its annual preseason game, this year between the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers.

“There’s nothing wrong with extreme caution,” Florio wrote. “At some point, however, extreme caution becomes counterproductive — especially as evidence mounts that we’re collectively getting the situation under control.”

The NFL? With packed stadiums again? It never seemed to matter before, but it would be amazing to see again. And to think it could happen the next time our favorite teams take the field. Fingers crossed.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,


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  1. great to see how Florio walks on both sides of any issue like this. he is founding member of the ‘coronaBrogasm club’ of 2020+.

    i think the NFL knows that revenues are going to take a long term hit until they stop the racist crap.

    i’m sick of being lectured on how racist some folks were decades and centuries ago.

    i guess i’m white, but my father and grandma were immigrants, so why am i being beaten daily by sjw garbage NFL?

    i’ll wait.

    • I think you are exactly right on. The Monday morning after the election, they start announcing they have come up with vaccines. And in the past 6 weeks, COVID cases have fallen off a cliff. That’s one tricky virus.

      And more and more, we are seeing that people such as Florio, democrat governors and their partners in the media are always to have lockdowns and “extreme caution”, but none ever missed a paycheck.

  2. Why won’t the NFL address the elephant in the room… who wants to watch overpaid, self-indulgent, un-American athletes who insult our country and our intelligence with social injustice ads telling us how racist we are? The NFL is dead and has been dead in our military veteran house for many years.

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