Unable to host any spectators because of California’s strict coronavirus (COVID-19) policies, the Rose Bowl serving as a host site for one of the College Football Playoff semifinal games was a fluid situation.

The issue of parents and spouses not being able to attend was thrust further into the spotlight on Friday when Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly and Clemson’s Dabo Swinney spoke out against potentially having to make the trip.

Hearing the criticism from multiple angles, the Tournament of Roses announced Saturday the game will be moved to Arlington, Texas’ AT&T Stadium, home of the National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys.


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Once this news became official, fans and media members alike weighed in with their opinions on Twitter.