Report: 'Worst case scenario' would limit Superdome to 13,000 fans
NEW ORLEANS - Officials in charge of the Superdome said they're preparing for an array of potential scenarios, including one that might limit the stadium to less than a fifth of its seating capacity.
Mercedes-Benz Superdone representatives said Thursday that they are currently weighing potential limitations as they await guidance from the NFL for the upcoming football season.
Among the ideas being passed around is a potential six-foot rule that would limit the stadium to about 13,000 people in the stands during football games. The stadium can usually seat more than 70,000.
Officials told WDSU that number is a potential "worst case scenario," and it's hopeful that the Superdome will be back to full capacity by the fall.
13,000 fans in the @MBSuperdome is about 17% of the max capacity of 74,000. But some officials say these numbers are not acceptable and they’re working on other ‘creative’ options to seat more fans. More @wdsu at 4/5/6PM. https://t.co/g2e1vmh01Y— Travers Mackel (@TraversWDSU) May 28, 2020
Officials representing the Superdome said they're hopeful the NFL will release guidance for the upcoming season in June.