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No Fans for Kansas Jayhawks Football Opener

Kansas Memorial Stadium

Kansas football fans will have to wait at least a couple of games to head to a home game this fall.

KU Chancellor Douglas Girod announced Monday that the Jayhawks will be starting its fall athletics seasons without fans in attendance for the month of September.

Girod said in a statement, “We know this is disappointing to those of you who planned to be on campus to root for the Jayhawks. Our football, volleyball, soccer and cross country contests will not be the same without you there. But this is the right decision for our community at this time.”


Girod said the decision included advice from KU’s Pandemic Medical Advisory Team. This news comes on the same day that Iowa State announced plans for 25,000 fans in its season opener.

The Jayhawks will open up the season on Saturday, September 12th and there will be no tailgating. KU said it will continue to evaluate conditions over the next month and any updated information for the football team’s second home game on Oct. 3 vs. Oklahoma State will be announced in the days and weeks leading up to the game.

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