Minnesota is preparing to welcome fans back at full capacity for the upcoming sports season.

Tuesday morning, Minnesota’s athletic department announced its plan for full capacity for the 2021-22 academic and athletic seasons. That means that TCF Bank Stadium will allow 100% attendance this fall, a year after the B1G barred general admission for football games because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are excited to safely welcome fans back into our venues,” said athletic director Mark Coyle. “We will follow all University, local and state guidelines, and we are looking forward to our fans once again providing a tremendous advantage for our Gopher student-athletes when they compete on campus. We are so thankful for our fans, donors and sponsors who helped provide necessary resources for our student-athletes last season, but we missed seeing and hearing them at games. We cannot wait to welcome everyone back to campus in a few months, while still providing our fans with a safe and enjoyable experience.”

Several schools around the B1G, and the country, have announced plans for full capacity for the upcoming football season. Things should look much more normal than the unique 2020 season.

Minnesota will open the 2021 college football season on Thursday, Sept. 2 against Ohio State at home. The Golden Gophers will also host Miami (OH), Bowling Green, Nebraska, Maryland, Illinois and Wisconsin this fall.