West Virginia University Athletics has announced today that spectators will be permitted to attend WVU’s Oct. 17 game at home against the Kansas Jayhawks.
West Virginia University and its Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will welcome fans back to Milan Puskar Stadium for the first time this football season, when the Mountaineers play host to the Kansas Jayhawks on Oct. 17. https://t.co/QQeQRGkwFv
— WVU Sports (@WVUSports) September 28, 2020
According to a press release, Milan Puskar Stadium will operate at 25% capacity, or about 15,000 fans.
“I want to thank all parties involved in getting to this point,” athletic director Shane Lyons said in the release. “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.”
Attendees will be required to wear a facemask while inside the stadium and tailgating will be prohibited. Tickets will first be made available to 2020 season ticket holders, WVU students and the families of student-athletes. Some tickets will be reserved for the visiting team.
Remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, Oct. 12.