Bears Cancel Season-Ticket Packages For 2020

(670 The Score) The Bears will cancel all season-ticket packages and offer refunds while planning for the potential to host a limited capacity of fans at Soldier Field amid the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

Should the Bears be allowed to host fans this season, tickets would only be available to season-ticket holders on a single-game basis. The announcement came from Bears team president Ted Phillips in a letter to season-ticket holders Friday.

"In order to prepare for social distancing guidelines if we are approved to host a limited number of fans at Soldier Field, we will not have season or multi-game ticket packages this year," Phillips said in a statement to the media. "It was a tough decision, but the health and safety of everyone must remain our top priority. If we are able to host fans at home games, season ticket holders, starting with PSL holders, will have the first opportunity to purchase single-game tickets. We are incredibly thankful for their loyalty, patience and support throughout this unique and challenging time."

Ted Phillips released this letter to Bears season-ticket holders with formal details to the team’s plans for 2020.

— Chris Emma (@CEmma670) July 24, 2020

The announcement from the Bears came as players have begun reporting to Halas Hall for the start of training camp. While the details of this preseason haven't yet been formalized through a deal between the NFL and players' association, the league is set to cancel all exhibition games, according to reports. The Bears previously announced fans wouldn't be permitted to attend preseason games if they were to be played. The team's "Family Fest" scrimmage inside Soldier Field as well as the "Varsity Bears" practice at a local high school have both been canceled as well.

The Bears will host training camp at their headquarters of Halas Hall in Lake Forest this summer, a decision that was made in January before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Fans won't be permitted to attend practices for training camp.

Chicago is scheduled to open the regular season at Detroit on Sept. 13. The Bears are set to host the Giants in their home opener at Soldier Field on Sept. 20.

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.