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Texas Longhorns Planning for 25% Football Stadium Capacity

NCAA Football: Kansas at Texas

Like many other Big 12 programs, the Texas Longhorns are planning to have football games played in front of 25% capacity crowds this fall. In an email sent to Texas season ticket holders on Sunday, athletic director Chris Del Conte confirmed the school is moving ahead with a “safe, socially-distanced seating plan”.

Royal-Memorial Stadium’s current capacity is just under 100,000, so expect around 24,000 fans to be able to attend games.

The 25% threshold is the same one announced by the Texas Tech Red Raiders and is a similar number is planning to be used by the Oklahoma Sooners this season.


In the e-mail to season ticket holders, Del Conte wrote, “We are working to keep your season ticket location as close to your usual seats as possible; however, all locations will be adjusted to ensure recommended social distancing. We will discuss this during our calls but you may not be in your usual seats in 2020.”

As for the Red River Rivalry match up, both schools would get 12.5% of the stadium capacity, which would be slightly more than 10,000 per school.

Texas opens the regular season at home against UTEP on September 12th and their first Big 12 Conference game at home is October 3rd against the TCU Horned Frogs.

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