One day after BYU began their season in the best way possible, the university announced they will allow a small number of fans inside Lavell Edwards Stadium in the 2020 season. The only concrete numbers they gave out are for the first home game, September 26th against Troy. Approximately 6,000 fans will be in attendance, split up equally into the 4 sections at LES. With a listed capacity of 63,725, this translates to roughly 10%. This announcement comes less than 24 hours after BYU played their first game of the season in front of zero fans.
For other home games BYU said, “The game-by-game model allows for the stadium capacity to increase as the season progresses based on available pandemic data and the recommendation of state, university and public health officials.”
The fans will mainly consist of season ticket holders; those who attend will be determined by the point system the athletic department has in place, which basically means priority will first go to those who have been season ticket holders the longest. BYU also announced that “a percentage of available tickets” will be set aside for the ROC student section.
We don’t get many more details than that with this announcement, which is probably for the best. With the fluidity of the situation, it’s possible each home game will have different guidelines. Some guidelines that you can count on, however, are that all tickets and money transactions will be digital, and masks WILL BE REQUIRED.
You can read the full announcement from BYU here.