Iowa State announces plans for fan attendance during 2020 college football season
With three months until the start of the 2020 college football season, Iowa State University has announced its plans for attendance at home games for the upcoming campaign.
In a message to Iowa State fans on Tuesday, athletic director Jamie Pollard says he anticipates having a college football season this fall and expects it to start on time, with the season-opener scheduled for Sept. 5 against South Dakota. However, attendance will be limited.
The schools is “planning as though the capacity of our [Jack Trice Stadium] will be limited to 30,000 spectators,” Pollard said in a release. The venue in Ames has a capacity of 61,500.
More from Pollard’s statement:
As of today, approximately 22,000 season tickets have been renewed for this fall. That leaves us approximately 8,000 seats to be filled. Because we need to make plans to accommodate those fans who will be allowed into the stadium (based on state and local guidelines), we have decided to implement the following:
- Any fan who does not renew their season tickets and make their Cyclone Club donation by June 12, 2020 will not be provided the opportunity to attend any games this fall unless it is later decided that we can safely exceed the 50% capacity restriction.
- The only fans who will have the opportunity to be in the stadium this fall are those who renew their season tickets and their required Cyclone Club donation (if applicable) by June 12, 2020.
- Because we expect to reach the 50% capacity limitation through season ticket sales, we do not anticipate selling single-game tickets unless the capacity limits are raised.
- Any season ticket holder who renews their season tickets but later decides they are not comfortable attending games this fall because of COVID-19 may request a refund of their season ticket purchase or defer the purchase of their season ticket to the 2021 season.
Right now, Iowa State has no plans to sell single-game tickets for any home games during the 2020 season, unless social distancing guidelines are relaxed and Jack Trice Stadium can raise the capacity limits.
Iowa State is one of the first schools to announce its attendance plans officially for the upcoming season.