Brigham Young University officials announced that 6,000 fans will be allowed in the LaVell Edwards Stadium for Saturday’s game against Texas State.
Lifelong BYU fan, Kali McCleary, said, “I’m stoked that they’re allowing some. I wish it was more, but I’m just happy to have a chance to be there.”
LaVell Edwards Stadium holds 63,725 people at its max capacity. With 6,000 fans in attendance, capacity is just under 10%.
“I think you could fit a lot more people in there and still be social distanced with masks, but I would be okay if there’s only 300 and I got to be one of those 300,” McCleary said.
The fans who get in must wear a mask, and the stadium security will enforce the rule — but BYU fans don’t seem to mind.
“I think it’s fine, I have no problem wearing a mask as long as I get to go to watch my Cougs play,” said friend of McCleary’s and member of the ROC Board, Sydnie Poulsen. “I’m just excited to be there in person and to see everything in action for myself instead of just on TV and just being a part of the stadium and the atmosphere is one of my favorite parts of college football.”
The last time fans got a chance to watch a live game in the stands was November 16th, 2019, against Idaho State — almost an entire year ago.
“I’m just excited to be there and feel the excitement from the fans, and I’m sure it’ll help the players out too,” said McCleary.
ESPN will broadcast the game nationally starting at 8:15 pm Mountain Time.
If you’re lucky enough to get a ticket, don’t forget your mask.