“The fact that a high percentage of our fans weren’t comfortable attending games was a factor in my thinking,” Murphy said in an interview posted to Packers.com on Saturday.
Lambeau Field is sold annually on a seasonal subscription basis, and there are over 100,000 people on the waiting list for seasonal tickets. Green Bay is the smallest town in the NFL.
“Obviously here in Green Bay we know how important our home games are to the local economy and the local community,” said Murphy. “But at the end of the day, the most important thing was to protect the health and safety of our community and our fans. ”
Murphy said he believes the NFL season can be successful even if they don’t work in a bubble like the NBA.
“Daily testing (COVID-19) gives us something about a bubble,” Murphy said.
The Packers’ first chance to welcome fans to Lambeau Field is November 1 against the Vikings.