Report: Patriots could have 'pods' system to get fans at Gillette Stadium

By WEEI 93.7

The Patriots are seemingly doing what they can to try and get fans at Gillette Stadium this season.

According to Yahoo! Sports' Charles Robinson, the Patriots are among a few NFL teams looking into a “pods” system of fans. This would have clusters of fans who agree to it together (while wearing masks) in the stadium and then separate these clusters.

The Cowboys are also reportedly one of the teams exploring this option and speaking to reporters Wednesday, owner Jerry Jones was confident there would be fans at Cowboys games in 2020.

"We all know what's going on in this country today. A 50-50 debate about going back to school. a 50-50 debate about wearing masks. It's all about a challenge. The Dallas Cowboys plan on playing all of our football games and we plan on playing them in front of our fans," Jones said. "I think it's important. I think it's important individually. I think it's important for the country. The NFL can be an inspirational part of how we address COVID, not only this year but how we go into 2021."

The Patriots' first home game is set for Sept. 13 against Miami.