West Virginia Football to Allow 25% Capacity at Games Starting October 17th
The West Virginia Mountaineers announced Monday that they will begin welcoming fans back to Milan Puskar Stadium at 25% capacity beginning on Saturday, October 17th wen the Mountaineers host the Kansas Jayhawks.
In a statement, WVU athletic director Shane Lyons said, “COVID-19 has presented many challenges, but we have always put the health and safety of our student-athletes, University and community first. Needless to say, we are excited to open our gates and welcome Mountaineer fans back to the stadium.”
According to WVU, facemasks will be required of all fans entering the stadium. The department has previously provided a complimentary WVU branded mask to every fan who initially purchased season tickets for the 2020 season. The only time fans do not need to have their facemasks on is when they are eating or drinking.
There will be no tailgating allowed at games and there will be mobile ticketing at all gates.
So who will get to go to games? Here is WVU’s system.
Priority admittance into the stadium will go to season ticket holders who opted to maintain their investment in WVU football for the 2020 season, WVU students and player families.
Then on Tuesday, Sept. 29, an online request form will be available to all Mountaineer Athletic Club (MAC) members and football season ticket holders who opted to maintain priority for the 2020 season or converted their ticket payment to a 2020 MAC gift. These fans will have exclusive priority to request single-game tickets for all remaining home games through Sunday, Oct. 4.
That will be followed by fans who initially made a 2020 MAC gift and/or purchased 2020 football season tickets but ultimately elected to roll their investment over as a credit to the 2021 season. On October 5th, they will receive information about single game-ticket availability for the remaining home games.
On Friday, Oct. 9, football season ticket holders who initially purchased 2020 season tickets but ultimately requested a refund of their MAC gift and/or season ticket purchase and all other football 2019 season ticket holders will receive information about single game-ticket availability for the remaining home games.
THEN, if there are any tickets left, they will be made available to the public starting on Monday, October 12th.
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