Auburn shares social distancing Jordan-Hare Stadium seating setup
Auburn shared a video on Wednesday showing how Jordan-Hare Stadium is getting ready to open the season on Saturday against Kentucky.
One of the ways is the Tigers have assembled chairback seats in groups of two and four to encourage social distancing. Other stadiums around the country have assembled similar setups.
Auburn last month announced that tickets for the game would be for students only and under the direction of state health officials, Jordan-Hare Stadium capacity would be reduced to about 20 percent to begin the 2020 football season. Ticket allocations for future games will be announced at a later date. As the season progresses, the seating plan and configuration may change as additional information related to COVID-19 becomes available.
Even with the limited attendance, coach Gus Malzahn said at his Tuesday press conference that the students will do their part.
“The fact that the majority of our fans are going to be students – our student section is always one of the best, if not the best in the country and I know they’re going to have their A-game and they’ll be loud as possible to help us win,” he said.
3️⃣ days until 🏈 kicks off.@AUGroundsCrew putting in work.
— Jeff Shearer (@jeff_shearer) September 23, 2020