HOUSTON - The Houston Texans are working toward hosting fans for their October 4 home game against the Minnesota Vikings.
The team is seeking approval from city and county officials to host up to 15,000 fans.
"As long as they are following the proper protocols that are online by Dr. Persse for special events. As long as people are wearing their masks and capacity is at 25%, then I think there is a way to get it done,” said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.
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The team says they will implement "all of the rigorous protocols" required by the National Football League.
Texans President Jamey Rootes explained how they are taking all the precautions to make sure fans can be as safe as possible.
“Our hope is that in the not so distant future that we are all aligned, and we absolutely can do this and we can do it safe. It will be a wonderful experience for our fans and frankly for our football team,” said Rootes.
Rootes said some of the safety protocols at the stadium include 500 sanitation stations, everyone required to wear masks, touchless and cashless transactions, and mobile ticketing.
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“We know this is not just about a football game. This has got to go well for our community to feel comfortable so we can get back to some sense of normalcy,” said Rootes.