During a conference call with reporters, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that colleges in New York that attempt to have a fall sports season (amidst COVID-19) must do so without fans in attendance. This means no fans in the stands for Syracuse home games in 2020.
Tailgating is also banned.
Syracuse will not be allowed to have fans for home football games following announcement by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo banning fans from sporting events in state
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) July 21, 2020
A couple weeks back, in early July, New York created similar guidelines for professional events in the state, too; spectators aren’t allowed to enter any professional sports venue — indoors or outdoors. For the time being, fan attendance is off limits at Buffalo Bills games; the same rule applies to the state’s MLB teams, the Yankees and Mets.
So much with college sports — football, in particular — is up in the air right now. That same vague confusion can be said about most things these days: various industries, the job market, the economy, whatever.
Syracuse was planning to unveil a renovated Carrier Dome ($118 million in costs) this fall to thousands of in-person fans. That must wait now, too.
On Tuesday this week, UNC’s Mack Brown said he expects there to be a 2020 college football season this fall. The 2020 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games, which feature three ACC teams, are still on as scheduled for early September — for now. There’s still a lot up in the air, including plans to allow fans in but at various seating capacity levels: 25 percent, 30 percent or 50 percent.
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