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KU to allow 10,000 fans for game against Oklahoma State

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Posted at 4:00 PM, Sep 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-25 17:00:38-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The University of Kansas has given fans the green light to attend athletic events at limited capacity, including 10,000 fans for the homecoming football game against the Oklahoma State University on Oct. 3.

The university is also implementing health and safety protocols at the David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium which include:

  • Masks will be required at all times.
  • All stadium seating will be reserved seating to ensure proper social distancing.
  • There will be contact-less entry through metal detectors for fans.
  • Shuttle buses will operate at a reduced capacity.
  • Seating has been reconfigured in suites and the press box.
  • Elevators will also be limited to five individuals at a time.
  • Hand-washing stations and Plexiglass barriers have been installed in the stadium.
  • Law enforcement officers will monitor neighborhoods surrounding the stadium.
  • Tailgating will not be permitted on campus.

"We are looking forward to having some of our fans back at each of our venues to cheer on our Jayhawks together once again," KU Director of Athletics, Jeff Long said.

The university will also allow a limited amount of fans at all other fall sporting events.

This includes 250 fans at volleyball games, and 400 fans at soccer games. The university is still deciding how many fans to allow at cross country events.

The announcement applies to sporting events in October and the university will review it's decision for upcoming months.

"It’s been a while since we have done this, and circumstances are much different, so we will need everyone’s help to make this possible for the duration of football season and the upcoming basketball season," Long said.