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2 out of 3 Falcons fans would attend a game despite coronavirus fears, per new survey

The NFL wants some fans in stadiums this year. Will any of them actually come?

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Despite the ongoing pandemic and the large number of cases and deaths in the US, the NFL is determined to get fans into stadiums in 2020. While some teams - like the Seahawks and Falcons - are delaying that effort, there’s little doubt that every club would love to welcome fans back into the stadiums on Sundays at some point this year, even if a widely available vaccine isn’t yet a reality.

Well, a recent survey done by shows the NFL and its owners may have an uphill battle in order to get a ton of fans to show up, with 41% of fans saying they would not attend a game this year.

Even better, the survey broke down the results by each fan base and the Falcons are the fifth highest on the list behind only the 49ers, Patriots, Cowboys and Eagles. Roughly 1 out of every 3 Atlanta fans said they would not attend a game to concerns over getting the coronavirus. That does mean 2 out of every 3 Falcons fans, roughly, would attend, which has to be reassuring for team brass. That likely has something to do with the NFL’s (so far) successful efforts to tamp down on the spread of the virus,

On the other end of the spectrum, a little over 20% of Falcons fans said they wouldn’t attend an NFL game in 2020 due to mandatory face masks, showing that the NFL may be damned if they do and damned if they don’t. Across all teams, that percentage was 33.5%.

So, with Atlanta having an “all in” type of year with veterans like Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and Alex Mack all being in the back-end of their careers, would you consider going to a Falcons game this year? Or is the lack of a vaccine - or mask requirements - enough to keep you away? Let us know in our poll below.


Will you go to a 2020 Falcons game?

This poll is closed

  • 55%
    Yes, I’d go right now
    (99 votes)
  • 39%
    No, not without a vaccine
    (71 votes)
  • 5%
    No, not if a mask is required
    (9 votes)
179 votes total Vote Now