CINCINNATI — News broke Monday that the Browns would be allowed to have up to 12,000 fans in attendance for future home games, including their upcoming matchup with the Colts.
The Bengals are going to get the same treatment.
State health officials informed the team that they’ll also be allowed to have 12,000 fans in the stands for their final six regular season home games.
The Bengals welcomed 6,243 fans for Sunday’s 33-25 win over the Jaguars. It was the first time fans were allowed in the stands this season due to COVID-19.
“It was exciting to have some real people in the stands,” rookie quarterback Joe Burrow said after the game. “The last couple weeks without fans just felt a little off, so to have some home fans in the stands felt great. It felt good to have cheering going on when you make a play. It felt like
Andy Bounds in Huddersfield
The leaders of three of northern England’s biggest cities have called for the government to relax coronavirus restrictions it has imposed on them, which they say are wrecking the region’s economy.
The letter from Liverpool, Leeds and Manchester councils increases pressure on the government, whose own MPs are pressing for looser measures.
In a letter to health secretary Matt Hancock and business secretary Alok Sharma, the leaders and chief executives of the cities in northern England say that hotel occupancy is at around 30 per cent normal levels and footfall has dropped by more than two-thirds during local lockdown measures.
Because of higher coronavirus transmission rates, the three northern cities – which are major urban hubs in the government’s northern powerhouse plan – have to follow stricter coronavirus rules than in London.
They all, for example, have had bans on households mixing with each other in