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Auburn sets 20% fan capacity, general seating reserved for students against Kentucky

Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Auburn football will operate at a 20 percent capacity this season, with students being treated to priority seating when the team opens the year against Kentucky.

According to an official release, the capacity at Jordan-Hare Stadium has been reduced to 20 percent, good for roughly 17,500 fans. In an effort to contribute to the on-campus experience of current students, all general seating tickets outside of controlled premium spaces and those designated for home and visiting team player and coach guests will be reserved for Auburn students for the home opener on Sept. 26 versus Kentucky.

Ticket allocations for future games will be announced at a later date.  As the season progresses, the seating plan and configuration may change as additional information related to COVID-19 becomes available.

“We look forward to having Auburn students in attendance at our season opener and appreciate everyone’s flexibility and understanding as we adjust to this temporary reality of reduced capacity at Jordan-Hare Stadium,” Director of Athletics Allen Greene said.  “All attendees will share a responsibility for health and safety. A zealous commitment to face coverings, physical distancing and personal hygiene will lead to the best outcome.”

In terms of the gameday experience, face coverings will be required for all spectators and workers. In accordance with CDC, state and local guidelines, tailgating will not be permitted on campus for the 2020 football season.

Even at a reduced capacity, things could get rowdy to open the season against Kentucky.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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2 Comments for Auburn sets 202.000000an capacity, general seating reserved for students against Kentucky

  1. peaches76
    3:48 pm August 19, 2020 Permalink

    So I’m assuming no allotment for visiting schools?

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      4:04 pm August 19, 2020 Permalink

      That’s what I’m thinking, unless they dole out a paltry amount for coaches families or something, and maybe the same for player families, but more limited than usual for both (if they even do that for visiting teams…I dunno).