Texas A&M AD Ross Bjork says plans are in place for 50% capacity at Kyle Field in 2020
Last month, Texas governor Greg Abbott said stadiums in the state would have to operate at 50% capacity for the upcoming sports season during the COVID-19 pandemic.
That applies to Kyle Field at Texas A&M, where the Aggies play their football games. So, on Wednesday, AD Ross Bjork said 50% capacity is what the Aggies are planning for right now.
Appearing on “The Paul Finebaum Show,” Bjork said there are plans in place to make sure fans are as safe as possible (via 247Sports):
“We have a governor’s executive order here in the state of Texas that our capacity has to be 50 percent of our normal operating limits, so that’s what we’re operating under, based on sales of season tickets, based on student sales right now,” Bjork said. “We usually sell 34,000 student season tickets to the 12th Man, so obviously that would have to be cut back in half. We’re operating with the 50 percent premise as we go forward. We’re actually communicating some things to our donors and season ticket holders in the next few days related to that. We’ll put a lot of plans together. We’ve been working on this for months and months, but as of today, if we were playing a football game tomorrow, it’d be at 50 percent capacity and we have a way to make it as safe as possible.”
What those plans are remains to be seen. But, for now, it seems as if the Aggies are planning on having at least 50,000 fans for home games this fall.