The Arizona Cardinals are set to become the latest NFL American football team to return fans to their stadium for next weekend’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.

The Cardinals last played at State Farm Stadium on September 27 against the Detroit Lions. This game was used as a trial for the testing of the venue’s operations and COVID-19 protocols, with around 750 spectators in attendance – mainly family and close family friends of players, coaches and staff.

The Cardinals have now announced that the Arizona Department of Health Services has permitted approximately 1,200 spectators for the game against the Seahawks on October 25, which will allow season-ticket members the chance to attend for the first time this season.

Seats at the 63,400-capacity State Farm Stadium will only be available to season-ticket members, chosen through account seniority order. Seats will only be sold in quantities of two, and will be assigned using local and state COVID-19 guidelines. The 1,200 tickets will be allocated in pods of two on both the east and west sides of the stadium, with 600 per side.

Following the Seahawks game, the Cardinals head on a bye week and then have back-to-back home games. The team said decisions about fans attending any home games beyond October 25 will be determined and announced at a later date.

The weekend’s 14 Week 6 matchups saw nine games with fans in attendance, with 18 of the NFL’s 32 teams permitted to have spectators in their stadia.

Image: State Farm Stadium