Paulson Stadium to reopen with 25% capacity cap

Students and season ticket holders will be able to attend all six home games

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Kaitlin Sells

Fernanda Camacho Hauser, Correspondent

STATESBORO — On Monday, Jared Benko, athletic director, announced Paulson Stadium will be at a 25% capacity—or 6,250 fans—for the fall football season.

The plan allows season ticket holders to cheer on the Eagles for the six scheduled home games. In order to accommodate spectators while still complying with social distancing guidelines, the four grassy hills and other areas outside of the seating bowl will be opened.

As of now, students will be allowed into the games. The athletics department did not provide any additional details on what that might look like.

This year the tickets will be available in digital in order to reduce contact that could occur between vendors and purchasers or between purchasers who might pass the tickets from one person to another in order to enter the stadium.

The parking passes will also be available through this contactless method, with printing options available for passes and tickets.

Those who attend the games will have to follow the same clear page policy as prior years along with face coverings. Those who don’t bring their own face coverings will be provided with disposable face masks along with purchasable options through vendors.

For more information on the face covering policy along with modifications to tailgating and additional changes to Paulson Stadium you can visit the athletics department website.