Illinois announces adjustments to home games including 20 percent capacity, face coverings, more
As long as football is indeed played this fall, adjustments will have to be made.
On the field, football is football. But in the stands, stadiums are going to have to take special precautions to make sure everybody is safe. News was released about Illinois home football games this fall and the adjustments that will be made involving Memorial Stadium:
The plan at Illinois for home football games pic.twitter.com/7GBmK5MOBL
— mike carmin (@carmin_jc) July 16, 2020
Memorial Stadium being at 20 percent capacity is certainly notable, as some have already stated that no fans will be in the stands. Earlier this year, some were hopeful that stadiums could reach 50 percent capacity. As of now, Illinois is under the thought of being at 20 percent. Of course, things could change over time.
Face coverings will also be required in public areas — as long as six-foot social distancing — which, makes sense. Tailgating will not be allowed for the 2020 season and all tickets will be delivered via mobile device.
If we’re going to have football this fall, things may have to run a bit differently. Illinois is confirming that.