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Kansas State Plans for 25% Capacity for 2020 Football Season

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Kansas State University is joining many other Big 12 schools in planning to have about one quarter of the stadium full for the upcoming football season.

K-State has received permission from Riley County health officials to host fans at all five of its 2020 home games at a capacity of approximately 25%. That means the Wildcats will welcome around 12,500 fans at every game inside their stadium, which normally holds 50,000.


Fans will be required to wear face coverings at games and no tailgating will be permitted in Kansas State parking lots. Fans will also be asked to practice social distancing inside the stadium, and there will be no re-entry at any point during games.

The Texas Longhorns, Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Tech Red Raiders also announced in recent days plans to have 25% capacity at football games this fall.

In a statement, athletic director Gene Taylor said, “We are appreciative of the consideration the commissioners gave to all facets of our plan and their ultimate endorsement. Our plan is very detailed in how we intend to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 spread at a football game. We are implementing several new policies and will be strict in our enforcement in our best efforts to accomplish playing football games safely.”

Also of note, a new perk for Kansas State fans includes expanding alcohol sales and offer beer and wine at concession stands. K-State will share its ticket plans with fans later this week.

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