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Story County, Iowa Recommends No Spectators at Iowa State Sports This Fall

NCAA Football: West Virginia at Iowa State

As the COVID-19 concerns continue across America, its impact on the sports world remains a serious threat to all sports in 2020, including college football.

As we approach the dog days of summer, one thing we all long for is the college football season kicking off in late August and early September. The tailgates, fight songs and touchdowns as the leaves start to change colors and then fall as we root our teams to victory as the days get shorter.

But while many of us hope that college football can be played, and with some fans, it might not be as likely as we just thought a few weeks ago.


Story County, Iowa, where Ames, Iowa is located, had a health department meeting on Monday night and made it fairly clear they do not support the idea of fans at Jack Trice Stadium this fall.

It was just a couple of weeks ago that Iowa State was talking about trying to get 30,000 fans into games this fall.

It’s not clear what the legal ramifications will be and if Iowa State will need to follow what the county health board recommends. But the key word is that it remains a recommendation and not a requirement.

Iowa State is scheduled to open the season on September 5th at home against South Dakota.

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