Ross Bjork says Texas A&M planning for full football attendance this fall
After a reduced-capacity season due to COVID concerns, Texas A&M is planning for a full house at Kyle Field when the Aggies take the field this fall.
During his monthly Facebook Live town hall, Ross Bjork shared that the athletic director is planning for full capacity.
“Our approach as we sit here today on February the 23rd is that we will operate at full capacity, that we’ll have full stadiums,” Bjork said, per Travis L. Brown of The Eagle. “We’ll have the full experience. We’ll have the Aggie band back on the field. We’ll do all the things that we normally do.”
Bjork acknowledged that while Texas A&M is planning for full capacity, there may still be COVID protocols in place.
“We may be wearing face coverings,” he said. “We don’t know all those answers yet. That’s the plan as we sit here today: full stadium, full season-ticket allotment, 12th Man student section full. People are going to be vaccinated at a really, really high level. That’s all the projections, right? The whole herd immunity, all those things, we should just be in a much better place.”
Kyle Field was at 25 percent capacity during the 2020 season. Still, four of the top five highest attended college football games last season were Texas A&M home games, per Brown. On Halloween night, a season-high 27,114 attended the Texas A&M-Arkansas game. The Texas-Oklahoma Red Rivalry Game at the Cotton Bowl ranked fourth overall with 24,000 in attendance.
Texas A&M is scheduled to host Kent State on Sept. 4 to open the 2021 season.