So I'm told from a friend of mine who moved his seasons tickets to the other side of the stadium when he learned that the Lions bench will be moved this year, that both clubs will bench on the same side of the field.
The reasoning that he was told that this was done was because both teams come out of the dressing rooms from the west endzone tunnel and their paths to the benches cross each other in that tunnel (the Lions from the north dressing room to south sideline and the visitors from south dressing room to north sideline) and due to covid they don't want the teams to cross paths coming out of the dressing rooms.
First, if you don't want them to cross, just switch both bench sides completely so that the north stays north and the south stays south.
Second, now that both teams bench the same sideline, instead of crossing each other in the tunnel for 10 seconds, they will WALK TOGETHER FOR A WHOLE MINUTE to the sideline!
Third, after traversing that dangerous 60 seconds from dressing room to sideline, the two teams are going to JUMP SWEAT AND SPIT ON EACH OTHER for three freaking hours!