Friday, August 7, 2020

Weak 13 Is Not Lucky for NFL Teams Trying to Fill Empty Seats

Some may try to turn the number 13 into a lucky number, but the empty seats at stadiums across the country defeats that attempt, at least for the NFL’s Week 13 games.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took a road trip to the Jacksonville Jaguars’ EverBank Field to smack the home team around 28-11, but fans seemed more interested in Christmas shopping, it appears:

#TBvsJAX RT @goalietouchdown: @[me] current state of Duval

— Empty Seats Galore (@EmptySeatsPics) December 1, 2019

Crystal clear here in the stands, too. Echoing off all the empty seats.

— End baby jails now (@YouWreckMe) December 1, 2019

The Indianapolis Colts took a 31-17 drubbing at the hands of the Tennessee Titans at Lucas Oil Stadium, but fans may have had other business:

#Colts fans flee, leaving empty seats

— Vic Ryckaert (@VicRyc) December 1, 2019

#TENvsIND RT @onanyesfbb: @[me] Titans at Colts.

— Empty Seats Galore (@EmptySeatsPics) December 1, 2019

One might have thought the home-team fans would pack the house at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Heinz field for a grudge match against the Cleveland Browns — at least after the big fight that got so many players suspended last time — but even though the Steelers won 20-13, the fans were mysteriously absent:

All the yellow represents empty seats. Odd non turnout in Pittsburgh.

— PatMcManamon (@PatMcManamon) December 1, 2019

Round 2 RT @Sykotyk: Pittsburgh Steelers v. Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA.

— Empty Seats Galore (@EmptySeatsPics) December 1, 2019

Lots of empty seats.

— David Todd (@DavidMTodd) December 1, 2019

The New York Giants’ MetLife Stadium seemed awfully empty when the Green Bay Packers came to pound the New Yorkers 31-13 in a snowy bout on Sunday. But many noticed those empty seats, anyway:

Lots of empty seats midway through third quarter.

— George Regnery (@georgeregnery) December 1, 2019

With 15 minutes to kick, there’s a lot of people masquerading as empty seats

— Ryan Wing (@RyanWingFOX11) December 1, 2019

Press row views #GBvsNYG (3/3)

— Empty Seats Galore (@EmptySeatsPics) December 1, 2019

By popular demand, the stands at kickoff. This place is not half full.

— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) December 1, 2019

A few minutes before kickoff and loads of empty gray seats at MetLife Stadium.
Plenty of Packers fans here.

— Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) December 1, 2019

#GOPACKGO great game. Lots of empty seats at Giants stadium. What a surprise.

— EventNinja (@GirlTosa) December 1, 2019

Many fans complained that you could hear a pin drop in the empty Paul Brown Stadium as the home-team Cincinnati Bengals smashed the visiting New York Jets in a 22-6 final:

So many empty seats at today’s game.

— Jymmi Slimm (@jmac507) December 1, 2019

Surprised my boy today…in a sick and twisted ashes and coal kinda way.

— Timmy Hall (@TimHall971) December 1, 2019

Announced crowd of 39,804 for #NYJvsCIN, the smallest crowd in Paul Brown Stadium history. (last pic:

— Empty Seats Galore (@EmptySeatsPics) December 1, 2019

Press row (3/3) RT @BrandonSaho: The kickoff crowd in Cincinnati… I’m pretty sure I’ve seen bigger crowds here for high school games.

— Empty Seats Galore (@EmptySeatsPics) December 1, 2019

Waited until 10 minutes after kickoff to take the crowd shot to be fair to those who begrudgingly/drunkenly slogged in late.

It made little difference.

— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) December 1, 2019

There is plenty of green…a lot of empty seats.

— Gman 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@GMandos) December 1, 2019

There was a lot of chatter about the Carolina Panthers too. The Panthers didn’t lose too badly to the visiting Washington Redskins at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, but the 29-21 game was not supported by that many fans:

Lots of empty seats. At home.

— TJ Jewell (@ncjewell) December 1, 2019

@Panthers Lots of empty seats today. With football like this, it's no wonder.

— PantherElvis (@PantherElvis) December 1, 2019

Pretty sad seeing Bank of American Stadium with 1/2 the seats empty.

Props to the real fans who showed up today to watch @Panthers beat @Redskins#Redskins vs

— Cedar Posts (@CedarPosts) December 1, 2019


Tons of empty seats here in Carolina on a beautiful Sunday.

— PantherElvis (@PantherElvis) December 1, 2019

There are… a lot of empty seats today

— Alaina Getzenberg (@agetzenberg) December 1, 2019

There were a lot of empty seats at Bank of America Stadium before the start of this one. When Washington scored to put the Panthers in a 29-14 hole with 4:26 remaining there were a lot more. Owner David Tepper can't be pleased.

— David Newton (@DNewtonespn) December 1, 2019

Dear Mr. Tepper,

See the empty seats. Hear the booing. Watch the football. Make changes now. No need to wait.


Every @Panthers fan.

— Kaleb Combs (@KalebCombs) December 1, 2019

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