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Fans not allowed at Patriots games for the rest of 2020 season

"As we turn our focus to 2021, we will continue to work closely with the advisory board to safely reopen our building," officials said in a statement.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Football fans in New England will have to wait a while longer before seeing some action live from the field.

It was announced Monday that no fans that no fans will be allowed at Gillette Stadium through the 2020 NFL season.

Officials released the following statement regarding the decision:

"Throughout the last several months, Gillette Stadium officials and the Kraft Sports + Entertainment organization have worked diligently to develop a plan to safely host fans at a reduced capacity. We have done so in collaboration with a team of infectious disease experts and the Massachusetts Reopening Advisory Board and feel confident in our plan, which complies with guidelines issued by the CDC, the National Football League and Major League Soccer.

We have recently been informed that the Governor's Executive Order prohibiting large capacity venues from opening to the public will remain in force for the remainder of the 2020 football and soccer seasons.

We understand that the advisory board, Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito made this decision with the health and safety of the community in mind. Still, we know that this decision will be disappointing to the friends and family members of our respective teams and countless Patriots and Revolution Season Ticket Members who were eager to attend games this season.

As we turn our focus to 2021, we will continue to work closely with the advisory board to safely reopen our building. We look forward to welcoming Patriots and Revolution fans back home to Gillette Stadium upon being granted approval next year."