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Reeves Announces Seating Limits on College Football in State

In a press conference held on Thursday, Governor Tate Reeves announced the restrictions that will be placed regarding fans, tailgating, and concessions during the COVID-stricken college football season this fall.

In terms of seating for fans:

“Consistent with the limitations contained in Paragraph I(d) of Executive Order 1496, bowl seating shall be limited to a maximum of 25% seating capacity depending on space available to ensure a minimum of six feet of social distancing between persons not in the same household.”

For tailgating, team walks, and other pre-game events:

”All game day/event day social gatherings outside college and university stadiums shall be strictly prohibited. This prohibition applies to all tailgating, picnics, fanfare areas, and the like.”

As for concessions and concourse interaction:

”Concession stands shall be operated in accordance with the limitations contained in Paragraph I(a) of Executive Order 1500. “Grab and go” food and beverage services are strongly encouraged, and condiments shall be offered only as single-serve condiments. Hand sanitizing and/or hand washing stations shall be available at all entry gates, in stadium concourses and throughout all stadium areas.”

”All stadium entry/exit gates and restrooms shall be open. Social distancing (of a minimum of six feet) shall be observed by all attendees waiting in line at stadium gates and restrooms. Attendees shall not be permitted to congregate in the area of stadium gates or restrooms.”

Finally, in terms of ticketing or concession payments:

“To the extent possible, all transactions shall be contactless or touchless such as mobile ticketing, contactless ticket scanning, touchless restroom fixtures, cashless concession sales, and the like.”

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