Empty shell: Maryland makes early decision on fan attendance for football games
Don’t expect to see any fans at Capital One Field this season.
While there are still plenty of unknowns regarding attendance for the upcoming B1G football season, it appears that Maryland won’t be taking any chances by allowing spectators this fall. In a message on the athletic department’s website, there is no plan to allow fans inside the stadium.
There is also no plans to sell season tickets. Emily Giambalvo of The Washington Post tweeted out the message posted to Maryland’s website.
“Under guidance from the Prince George’s County Health Department, we are preparing to begin the season with no fans in attendance. As such, there will be no football season tickets for the 2020 season.”
Mixed reactions regarding attendance have come from schools over the last few weeks. Illinois AD Josh Whitman said the plan is to allow 10,000-12,000 fans inside Memorial Stadium this season. A few weeks ago, Nebraska AD Bill Moos said it was unlikely, but wouldn’t rule out a full stadium in Lincoln.
While it’s safe to assume there will be extremely limited or no attendance at games this season, there has been no uniform decision made. It will continue to be a state-by-state, school-by-school decision.