Report: Texas governor Greg Abbott shares latest on stadium capacity with state's FBS schools
As spikes in COVID-19 cases continue to happen in some states, there is a renewed debate about whether or not fans will be able to attend sporting events this fall.
Per a report from USA TODAY’s Dan Wolken, Texas governor Greg Abbott spent time on a Zoom call with the state’s FBS athletic directors on Friday.
The message? Abbott reportedly told them that having anything above 50% stadium capacity is highly unlikely this year:
News: Texas Governor Greg Abbott spent an hour on a Zoom call with FBS athletic directors in the state today, per source. The message on the call was clear – more than 50% fan capacity in stadiums is highly unlikely to happen
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) June 13, 2020
Abbott didn’t commit to even having 50% stadium capacity, though. He just said that’s the absolute maximum.
As we continue to navigate our way through this pandemic, we’ll see which states can and can’t have fans in attendance if and when football starts this fall.