Syracuse, NY – Syracuse University would like clarification from Governor Andrew Cuomo on whether fans can attend games at Carrier Dome this fall.
The state’s decision to ban spectators from attending college games has raised questions about how long the ban will last and whether schools can continue to plan to accommodate a reduced-capacity crowd at a later date.
“The health and safety of our student-athletes, our fans, our varsity community and the wider community of central New York is our number one priority,” Syracuse athletic director John Wildhack said in a statement. press release Tuesday evening.
“We appreciate and support Governor Cuomo’s continued commitment and ongoing efforts to keep our communities safe. We will seek further clarification on whether to have fans for our games and to move forward appropriately under state leadership.
Cuomo’s “no fans” decision is a more drastic move than in other parts of the country. Texas will reduce its capacity to 50%, which would still mean that approximately 50,000 fans will be able to attend a game of football in Texas this fall. Illinois will operate at 20% capacity, according to its national guidelines.
Syracuse is planning to host some football fans who will be coming to Carrier Dome this fall, modeling seating plans ranging from 25% to 50% capacity.
Wildhack said priority will be given to season ticket holders, premium seat holders and student season ticket holders.
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