Every aspect of our world has been drastically impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, the way we literally interact with each other is much different than it was at the start of this year.
Social distancing is how things operate and while the NFL is working on figuring out how football players are going to play the game, there are plenty of other things that have to be handled as far as football operations go.
Football games feature a lot of people. The team is large, there are coaching staffs, trainers, media members, the list goes on and on, and obviously there are fans.
The Dallas Cowboys will not offer season tickets in 2020
We have seen different teams note the capacity that their stadiums are going to be able to hold this fall so as to comply with their state’s guidelines. On Thursday, the Cowboys announced that they will not be offering season tickets which is the latest development on this front.
The Dallas Cowboys announced options today for season ticket holders for the 2020 season. Following the policies set by the National Football League, along with government and CDC guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic, capacity at AT&T Stadium will be limited and therefore, Dallas Cowboys season tickets will not be available for the 2020 season and will resume in the 2021 NFL season.
The Cowboys today are sending season ticket holders an e-mail communication offering them specific guidance for the upcoming season. For the 2020 season, all season ticket holders must submit their selections and acknowledgment of the below options.
Single Game Ticket Options for the 2020 Season:
Season ticket holders can choose to opt-in for the opportunity to purchase a limited number of tickets for a limited number of games this season. Season ticket holders will have the first opportunity to purchase these tickets. It is also important to note that the single game tickets could be in different locations from their normal seats. Single game tickets and parking will be available to purchase via SeatGeek.com. Season ticket holders will receive an email with on-sale information at the end of August if they choose to select this option.
Season ticket holder may also decline the opportunity to purchase single game tickets for the 2020 season. If season ticket holders select this option, then they may not have access to tickets for the 2020 season — they will be able to purchase them through the open platform, but we expect inventory to be extremely limited and they may not be able to get tickets. Season ticket holders will retain tenure, seat location and associated benefits for the 2021 season and beyond.
Season Ticket Invoice Credit (if applicable):
Season ticket holders who have paid their ticket invoice will have the option to apply the credit to future ticket purchases or receive a refund to their original method of payment.
In light of the changes to the 2020 season, we are excited to announced that the Dallas Cowboys will be adding an additional year to the term of seat option agreement(s). This will include an added year o seat location, benefits, and season ticket holder perks associated with their agreement. No seat option payment will be required for the additional year. All seat option fees to date are non-refundable.
Fans who have purchased single game tickets from an official NFL licensed channel for games this season will receive communication from that point of purchase regarding the cancellation of tickets and process to obtain a credit or refund.
As you can see, the season ticket holder options roll over to 2021 for those that currently have them, meaning they are not going to lose priority because the season tickets are not offered this year. Given the fact that there will likely be far fewer fans in attendance than there usually are, it is simply not possible logistically to offer season tickets as teams normally do.
While we still do not know exactly how many fans may be in attendance this fall at AT&T Stadium, it is worth noting that this statement says that they expect inventory to be “extremely limited”. As noted things tend to vary on a state-to-state basis, how the NFL handles all of that remains to be seen.
There was a report on Thursday morning that the Cowboys are potentially planning for their annual blue and white scrimmage to take place on August 30th at AT&T Stadium and that they are trying to figure out how to have some fans attend. We are in uncharted territory with all of this so it truly is a day-by-day sort of thing.