After a weekend of announcements regarding the future of college football this season, many are wondering what’s in store for the NFL.

The Detroit Lions have announced their plan for the upcoming season when it comes to their games. Although they’re hoping to have fans on hand, the Lions have announced an opt-out plan that includes refunds for season-ticket holder’s.

The Lions plan includes refunds, opt-outs and the ability to purchase tickets as part of a new multi-game plan for their season ticket holders. The Lions will be not offering single-game tickets this year for purchase, but Season ticket holders will have the chance  to purchase tickets once it’s determined exactly how many fans Ford Field allow at games.

Those fans who make the not to attend games this year will be able to defer their payments made in 2020 to the 2021 season. They will have have the option to have their money refunded. Those season ticket holders who defer their payments until the 2021 season will have a chance to participate in a home playoff game ticket lottery. That is, of course,  if the Lions would actually host a playoff game at Ford Field. Those individuals will also have a price freeze on the price of these seats. 

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If in fact fans are allowed to head to Ford Field to cheer on their Lions, there will be several new policies and procedures in place. First of all, there will be no tailgating allowed at any of Ford Field’s parking lots. In addition, all transactions will be cashless and fans will be required to be either sitting or remain stationary while consuming food or beverages. Fans will also have designated times and entrance gates for arriving for the games.

The stadium will reflect new changes in place for health and safety of all in attendance. Fans will find they have added more than 250 touchless hand sanitizer stands throughout concourses at the stadium. There will also be touchless faucets, toilets and paper towel dispensers in all restrooms.

In addition to the new guidelines and procedures put in place by the Detroit Lions, the NFL has mandated that masks will be worn by all attendees at each game throughout the entire season and that fields tarp off the first six to eight rows at all stadiums.

There’s still no word on if things will move forward as outlined by the Lions and games will be played as planned with fans, but they are certainly ready to get back to playing football.