The Iowa State Cyclones announced on Thursday they will be welcoming fans back to Jack Trice Stadium for their next home game on October 3rd against the Oklahoma Sooners.
In a letter to the fans, Cyclones AD Jamie Pollard wrote, “Campus officials have closely monitored the local COVID positivity rate, factored in projected attendance (a number of individuals have opted out of their tickets the last month) for an Iowa State home game and noted the crowd sizes that other institutions / NFL teams have hosted this season to best assess the feasibility of having fans at games.”
Pollard also noted that Iowa State has seen a drastic decrease in COVID-19 cases, adding, “COVID weekly positivity results from on campus testing have drastically declined from a high of 33% on Aug. 30 to 5% on Sept. 20. The campus 10-day rolling average as of Sept. 22 has declined to 4%. Additionally, the 14-day virus positivity results from Story County testing has declined from 22% on Sept. 1 to 8% on Sept. 23.”
Other rules for Cyclones fans include no tailgating, wearing a face covering from the moment you leave your vehicle, and giving plenty of time to get into the stadium. The university is also asking that you try to stay in your seat as much as possible.
Iowa State takes on TCU in Fort Worth this weekend before returning home for next weekend’s game against the Sooners in Ames.
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