The Houston Texans could be playing their first, and possibly last, game in an empty stadium this Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens during Sunday's home opener.
The team issued a statement on Thursday announcing the possibility of limited fans for Houston's second home game of the 2020 season.
"We are working with city and county officials to gain approval to host up to 15,000 fans at NRG Stadium beginning with our home game versus the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, October 4. We have implemented all of the rigorous protocols required by the National Football League to ensure the health and safety of our fans, our staff and our team. We look forward to welcoming our home-field advantage back to NRG Stadium and resuming our beloved Texans gameday traditions very soon. We live in the most diverse community in America and nothing brings us together like Houston Texans football."
The Texans are one of 12 teams hosting a game in Week 2 without fans present due to COVID-19 concerns. Kansas City and Jacksonville were the only two clubs allowing fans in Week 1. As the state of Texas begins opening up, the Texans hope to open the doors of their stadium as well.
Houston will host its home opener on Sunday without fans at NRG Stadium. Kickoff against the Ravens is set for 3:25 p.m. CT on CBS and SportsRadio 610.