The Swamp won’t be packed to the brim when Kentucky heads to Gainesville in November, but the Wildcats will still have to deal with a limited number of fans.
This afternoon, the Florida football program announced that Ben Hill Griffin Stadium will host approximately 20 percent of its listed capacity of 88,548 in the bowl and club levels, putting the capacity right at 17,000.
On top of social distancing, face coverings (over the nose and mouth) will be required for all fans throughout the entire game, including when fans are entering and exiting the stadium. Fans may only remove face coverings while eating or drinking. Failure to comply with this important health guideline could result in loss of ticket privileges.
To promote a safer environment, the following fan experiences will not occur on game days this season:
- Tailgating will not be permitted on the UF campus
- Gator Walk will not occur in 2020
- Gator Walk Village will not be set up for 2020
- No Gators Fan Fest
- No Spirit teams on the sidelines
“As we have throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we worked hand in hand with UF Health, the SEC and its Medical Guidance Task Force, and campus officials to create the safest environment possible for the student-athletes, staff and fans,” Athletics Director Scott Stricklin said in a release.
Ticket ordering, pricing, parking, and other information will be available for fans next week.
As of this week, here are the updated attendance numbers throughout the SEC:
- Alabama – 20,364 max, 20% of stadium
- Arkansas – ~17,000 max, 23% of stadium
- Auburn – 17,490 max, 20% of stadium
- Florida – ~17,000 max, 20% of stadium
- Georgia – Between 18,550 and 23,180, 25% of stadium
- Kentucky – No policy announced
- LSU – No policy announced
- Mississippi State – 15,334 max, 25% of stadium
- Missouri – 15,655 max, 25% of stadium
- Ole Miss – 16,009 max, 25% of stadium
- South Carolina – 20,000
- Tennessee – 25,614 max, 25% of stadium
- Texas A&M – 25,683 max, 25% of stadium
- Vanderbilt – No policy announced