GREEN BAY, Wis. (NBC 26) -- The Green Bay Packers will not allow fans at training camp practices, the Family Night practice, or any preseason games, the team announced Wednesday.
"The tremendous support of cheering fans at Lambeau Field motivates all of us in the Packers organization," said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy said in a statement. "But after consulting with local health officials and reviewing League and CDC guidelines, we felt we needed to make this difficult decision."
Murphy said the team is still hopeful it can host a limited amount of fans in the regular season.
"We will miss seeing so many of our fans, particularly the young ones, during this exciting time of year," he said. "We will continue to work on the protocols and logistics in the hope that we can welcome fans back to Lambeau Field for the regular season without jeopardizing the health of our players, team personnel and fans."
Training camp is scheduled to begin on July 28.
The team said Family Night will still take place in Lambeau Field and will be televised to a statewide audience, including in the Green Bay-Appleton area on NBC 26. The date and time of the event is still being finalized.
"We ask our fans to help us in this effort by wearing masks and staying six feet away from non-family members when out in the community in the coming weeks," Murphy said.