Michigan the latest B1G school to plan on fan attendance for home football games in 2021
Add Michigan to the growing list of B1G teams planning to welcome fans back to home football games in 2021.
Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel told reporters on Tuesday that the school is “planning for fans” for the upcoming season. This news comes after the B1G prohibited general public attendance at sporting events during the fall and winter sports seasons as part of the Return to Play plan.
“We are planning for fans, [for there] to be attendance in the fall,” Manuel said, per MLive.com. “Although there’s nothing finalized in terms of capacity in our facility.”
So, while there’s an expectation that Michigan fans will be permitted back in the stadium this fall, it’s unclear what the capacity will be.
Michigan Stadium seats over 107,000.
Other B1G schools like Indiana, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa and others have announced expectations to allow fans back into their venues for the 2021 football season, as well. Some are preparing for 100% capacity, though nothing is close to being finalized at this time.
For this week’s B1G Tournament in Indianapolis, the conference is permitting 8,000 fans to attend the event at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. It’s the first time general public spectators have been allowed to purchase tickets for a B1G event since last year’s B1G Tournament.