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NFL teams open season devoid of fans

NFL teams open season devoid of fans

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Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The NFL season opened Sunday at stadiums throughout the United States mainly without fans because of coronavirus. Of the 13 games Sunday, only one included spectators, the Indianapolis Colts at the Jacksonville Jaguars with roughly 25 percent capacity and face coverings required at the 67,164 capacity TIAA Bank Field. The game was one of nine in the 1 p.m. EDT slot. Advertisement Only five of the league's 32 teams have said they will allow fans at the stadiums, by their own choice or in compliance with government regulations. Attempted have been made to minimize the look and sound of the empty stadiums on television NFL Films provided the networks a customized track of crown noise for each team, creating five levels of intensity to match events during a game. The first ...