Center Tennessee is permitting 20% fan capability, or about 7,000 followers, inside Floyd Stadium on Sept. 19 for the Blue Raiders’ residence opener in opposition to Troy.
Athletic director Chris Massaro introduced the replace Wednesday.
Tailgating is not going to be allowed. Massaro says the plan was drawn up after consulting with college, native and state well being officers. Of the seats, 1,000 can be held for college kids.
Massaro says the seating capability may develop or contract relying on how individuals comply with the rules on the opener and if COVID-19 instances proceed dropping domestically. All seats can be re-assigned for social distancing, and followers can be required to put on a masks contained in the stadium and within the parking tons.
The NFL’s Tennessee Titans host Jacksonville on Sept. 20 in Nashville with no followers allowed at Nissan Stadium. The distinction there may be Nashville has its personal native well being division overseeing capability points in the course of the pandemic.