The following was sent out by the 49ers on Tuesday morning regarding fan attendance at Levi’s Stadium for the 2020 season:
Last month, we informed 49ers season ticket members of our expectation to start the 2020 NFL season without fans at Levi’s Stadium due to the continuing COVID-19 health emergency and accompanying government restrictions. Through ongoing dialogue with State and Santa Clara County officials, and in accordance with public health guidelines, we can confirm that we will begin our season on September 13th against the Arizona Cardinals without fans in attendance. We will continue to work with State and County officials regarding the potential to welcome the Faithful back to Levi’s Stadium later this season.
All 49ers season ticket members were provided the opportunity to credit their 2020 season ticket payments to the 2021 season or receive a full refund. If we are able to host fans at any point this season, 49ers season ticket members who credited their 2020 payments to 2021 will receive priority access to single-game tickets. With demand expected to exceed availability, tickets will not be guaranteed for any individuals.
So there you have it: The 49ers will play their season opener without fans. Though the news shouldn’t come as a surprise, the 49ers waited longer than their division rival Seattle Seahawks, who announced last week that they’ll play at least their first three home games in an empty stadium.
The 49ers second home game comes after a two-week East Coast road trip, when they host the Eagles on October 4. Expect word from the team regarding attendance at that game as it gets closer.