Attendance policy for B1G Championship Game to follow regular season guidelines
A continuation of what the league has done since the regular season began on October 23, attendance for the December 19 Big Ten Championship Game between the No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes and No. 14 Northwestern Wildcats at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis will be limited to the immediate family of student-athletes, coaches, football personnel and members of the teams’ traveling parties.
“Similar to the 2020 regular season, attendance at the 2020 Big Ten Football Championship Game will be limited to the immediate family of student-athletes, coaching staff, football personnel and members of the team traveling parties.” – https://t.co/0Y9nlYLDT0
— Inside NU (@insidenu) December 13, 2020
Improving to 6-1, Northwestern topped the Illinois Fighting Illini, 28-10, on Saturday, while Ohio State’s (5-0) scheduled home date with Michigan was canceled because of coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns within the Wolverines’ program.
Implemented in 2011, December 19 will be the Wildcats’ second appearance in the Conference Championship Game. Their first showing, which came in 2018, was, coincidentally, also against the Buckeyes, a game they lost, 45-24.
Ohio State will be making their sixth appearance and fourth-straight. Head coach Ryan Day’s team defeated the Wisconsin Badgers, 34-21, in the 2019 edition.
Kicking at 12 p.m. ET, this clash will air on FOX with the network’s top broadcast team, Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt, and “The All-American Girl” Jenny Taft, on the call.