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The latest: Iowa State to allow 25K fans at season opener.

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he Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

Iowa State will allow about 25,000 football fans into Jack Trice Stadium for the Cyclones’ opener against Louisiana-Lafayette on Sept. 12.

Athletic director Jamie Pollard wrote in a letter to fans on Monday that the crowd will be made up of season ticket holders only. Fans will be required to wear face coverings at all times and no tailgating will be allowed. Pollard asks that fans respect others’ wishes for physical distancing.

“An important factor in the decision to allow fans is our belief that Cyclone fans are willing to adhere to our mitigation measures,” Pollard wrote. “The purpose of this letter is to ask for your support in helping create a safe environment while also providing our team an impactful home field advantage. This is an incredible opportunity for Iowa State University to showcase its ability to successfully navigate the challenges associated with large outdoor events during a pandemic.”
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It will be interesting to see how this works out.
 

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The Latest: Iowa State to allow 25K fans at football opener

he Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

Iowa State will allow about 25,000 football fans into Jack Trice Stadium for the Cyclones’ opener against Louisiana-Lafayette on Sept. 12.

Athletic director Jamie Pollard wrote in a letter to fans on Monday that the crowd will be made up of season ticket holders only. Fans will be required to wear face coverings at all times and no tailgating will be allowed. Pollard asks that fans respect others’ wishes for physical distancing.

“An important factor in the decision to allow fans is our belief that Cyclone fans are willing to adhere to our mitigation measures,” Pollard wrote. “The purpose of this letter is to ask for your support in helping create a safe environment while also providing our team an impactful home field advantage. This is an incredible opportunity for Iowa State University to showcase its ability to successfully navigate the challenges associated with large outdoor events during a pandemic.”
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It will be interesting to see how this works out.



This is a good subject/point. If masking is followed, I'd be less concerned with stadium crowds than indoor gatherings. I certainly don't see any problem if there is the space to physically distance, but that does not appear to be a requirement. Study from China did not indicate problem with outdoor crowds. Good luck. I hope it works.
 

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61,500 is the seating capacity of Jack Trice Stadium. If they are only letting in 25,000 season ticket holders, that's about 2.5 seats per person, which shows that they gave this some thought.
 
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