The prospect of playing in front of empty stadiums this season is a reality Atlanta Falcons center Alex Mack is hopeful can be avoided.

Mack wants there to be fans in the stands when games are played this fall. He hopes circumstances allow for stadiums to be full and for society to have returned to a more normal status. Having to play in empty buildings would present some challenges, especially for a center directing the offensive line.

“It would be tough,” Mack said, via Vaughn McClure of “I know communication would be easy but it also could be a really flat environment that’s not easy to get hyped up for. The other side of that is if the defense is trying to get hyped up, good. Make it hard them. Like maybe they’re going to be real flat and lazy. Fantastic. There’s always like a two sides to the coin kind of thing."