The Miami Dolphins are back and they are bringing their fans with them. Well, 20% of them to be exact.
They will be allowed to fill up their stadium to 20% capacity, which is around 13,000 fans.
The Dolphins have released a 46-page plan on reopening. According to the plan, all fans have to social distance and wear masks unless they are eating or drinking. And guess what? Absolutely no tailgating.
Check out a video posted on Facebook about the 2020 stadium changes here.
They will also implement a staggered gate entry system where the fans will have to enter the stadium based on the times on their tickets.
Policies for the 2020 season will include:
- GBAC Star certification
- Socially distanced seating clusters
- All fans and stadium employees will be required to wear a mask when not actively eating or drinking
- Upgrading Air Conditioning filters from Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) 10 to MERV 14 (Hospital Grade)
- Mobile touchless entry with more points of entries and exits to help avoid bottlenecks at ingress/egress
- Staggered gate entry with entry times listed on game tickets
- Cashless experience for food service, parking, and retail
- New walk through metal detectors with touchless security screening to allow fans to keep all items in their pockets for faster entry
- 1 metal detector for every 104 fans vs 1 metal detector for every 394 fans in 2019
- Changing from manual to contactless toilets and faucets
- No smoking inside the stadium or helixes
- No tailgating for 2020 season with parking lots open two hours before kickoff instead of four hours
Dolphins vice chairman and CEO Tom Garfinkel said, “When we started the process back in March of exploring what a socially distanced stadium could look like, we made the health and safety of everyone the first priority, knowing that if we felt that we couldn’t make it safe, we simply wouldn’t have fans. We’re happy that our elected officials recognize the attention to detail and diligence that we’ve put into creating a safe environment, and that they made the decision to move forward with a 13,000-capacity stadium at this time.”
To check out the full press release, click here.