Pack The Swamp? Gov. Ron DeSantis gives clearance for full capacity stadiums in Florida
SEC football is currently being played in reduced-capacity stadiums. One program, however, now has the green light from the state to change that.
Andy Slater of FOX Sports 640 shared Wednesday that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has lifted attendance restrictions in the Sunshine State. The Miami Dolphins, for instance, can allow up to 65,000 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Slater added that the Dolphins aren’t increasing attendance yet, and will still limit it to 13,000 fans.
The news has many fans of Florida’s college football teams wondering if increased attendance could be coming to those stadiums.
SEC associate commissioner Herb Vincent reminded Matt Hayes that the conference allows schools to set attendance. Florida made 17,000 seats available for the Gators’ home-opener against South Carolina, though it did not sell all available tickets.
Demand for tickets figures to be increased for Florida’s next home game when permanent SEC West rival and defending national champion LSU comes to Gainesville on Oct. 17.
UF’s policy for Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp) will be closely watched with the latest news from the governor’s office. Fans will also be watching to see if this means more people will be allowed at TIAA Bank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, for the Florida-Georgia game on Nov. 7.