Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper believes there should be enough coronavirus tests by the fall so that NFL teams can play games in stadiums with some fans.
The Panthers are one of 20 NFL teams with open-air stadiums. Five more have retractable roofs.
The NFL hasn’t officially said when players and team personnel can return to their facilities for offseason workouts, but the league did release the 2020 schedule last week, with games beginning the second week in September.
The NFL is looking at all contingency plans in case the pandemic worsens. One of those reportedly includes delaying the start of the season, possibly until October. Empty stadiums reportedly have been discussed.
Tepper said he believes there should be enough tests by the fall to make sure players are “safe on the field.”
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