The Chicago Bears are not planning on having fans at games at Soldier Field this season because of concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, The Chicago Tribune reported.
After discussing a plan with Chicago health officials, the Bears and the city agreed that health data showed it is not safe to host fans at gamesas of now. The Bears will put a plan in place "once it is deemed safe and appropriate," according to a statement.
The Bears open their season on the road against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Sept. 13; their home opener against the New York Giants is slated for Sundaym Sept. 20.
The Bears canceled their season-ticket packages in late July, offering refunds or credits toward the 2021 season.