This week starts the NFL’s 100th season, but some teams seem to still be finding a awful lot of empty seats.
As the Cleveland Browns took on — and lost 43-13 to — the Tennessee Titans at FirstEnergy Stadium, for instance, fans took to social media to express their shock at the number of empty seats:
Lots of empty seats in Cleveland.
— llipgh (@llipgh) September 8, 2019
At EverBank Field, the Jacksonville Jaguars also found a horde of empty seats when the lost big to the Kansas City Chiefs 40-26:
— Victor Chimenti (@VicChimenti) September 8, 2019
Looks like a lot of empty seats in Jacksonville
— Rich Marotta (@boxingrich) September 8, 2019
— Hot Take Harold (@Harold_Takes) September 8, 2019
Meanwhile, at the Miami Dolphins’ Hard Rock Stadium, the Baltimore Ravens flew into town to skunk the Dolphins 59-10. But fans seemed lacking by some reports:
Hard Rock Stadium has a lot of empty seats for the Miami Dolphins season openerhttps://t.co/LrR75EJR6v
— The Big Lead (@thebiglead) September 8, 2019
To be fair, plenty of fans also understand the process (one even told us he’d prefer to wait for Trevor Lawrence).
Still, a lot more empty seats now than a couple hours ago. pic.twitter.com/biK25AOyzI
— Clay Ferraro (@ClayWPLG) September 8, 2019
— Mark Viviano (@MarkWJZ) September 8, 2019
— Empty Seats Galore (@EmptySeatsPics) September 8, 2019
There are a lot of empty seats at the Ravens/Dolphins and Chiefs/Jaguars games. Interested to see what those attendance numbers are.
— Danny Flynn (@DannyFlynn33) September 8, 2019
At Charlotte, North Carolina’s, Bank of America Stadium, as the Carolina Panthers geared up to lose a squeaker to the Los Angeles Rams 30-27, fans took to Twitter to remark on the empty seats:
Lot of fans dressed as empty seats at the Panthers game. Don’t blame them. I wouldn’t pay to sit in a broiler for three hours, either.
— Tommy Tomlinson (@tommytomlinson) September 8, 2019
Surprisingly, a lot of empty seats here at Bank of America Stadium for Panthers’ opener. pic.twitter.com/vt9Ns6tUhQ
— Joe L. Hughes II (@JoeLHughesII) September 8, 2019
There's nobody in Charlotte to watch Rams/Panthers – even FEWER in Miami to watch Ravens/Dolphins I mean empty seats everywhere you look WTH's going on? This isn't the pre-season is it? Is it too hot outside? People finally over the NFL? This is nuts! #NFLSunday
— Mario R. Núñez (@TpaNativesShow) September 8, 2019
— Thomas Schaller (@schaller67) September 8, 2019
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