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Florida State football will limit stadium capacity “between 20 and 25 percent”

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Plus, season ticket holders will have to deal with some other adjustments

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UPDATE:

From Seminoles.com

Attendance for FSU’s 2020 home games will be limited in the stadium bowl and the Dunlap Champions Club. FSU will adhere to CDC social distancing guidelines, which will limit capacity to somewhere between 20-25%. The Seminole Boosters, Inc., and FSU’s Athletic Ticket Office will work with current 2020 season ticket holders to review their options as a result of the limited seating.

A source tells Tomahawk Nation boxes will also be permitted.
Florida State received its full 2020 football schedule today.

Original article:

Florida State Seminoles season ticket holders were sent an email Thursday, detailing how a potential 2020 season might be carried out.

With five home games (and a potential sixth, depending on what results from FSU’s one non-conference game) scheduled to take place in Tallahassee, the school is working on safety precautions in the even that fans are allowed in the stadium.

Some things of note:

  • Capacity could be as low as 25 percent
  • Florida State is assuming it’ll play Florida, leaving the ball in the SEC’s court
  • Season ticket holders might not sit where they’ve bought their seats because of a need to move people around — but that won’t affect your seating status in 2021.

You can read the full letter below:

We hope this letter finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. Florida State Athletics and Seminole Boosters, Inc. thank you for your patience and support over the last few months as the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all our lives. While one of the biggest challenges we face is the ongoing uncertainty surrounding intercollegiate athletics, we have worked to find new and innovative ways to connect, support, and engage with our fans. We thank you for your continued loyalty as we work through this process.

We hope you are as encouraged as we are that our Seminole football team has begun structured workouts with Coach Norvell and his staff. It is exciting and hopeful to see our student-athletes preparing for the season.

We are planning to make all necessary adjustments to conduct games and other events in 2020 in the safest manner possible for the best interests of student-athletes, staff, and ticket-holders. All preparations are being made with the latest advice from medical and public health officials and are subject to change.

The ACC announced Wednesday the plans for football this season including the new 2020 home and away games for all league teams. We have listed specific details of the conference plan at the end of this letter. While the ACC has not announced the dates of the games, we anticipate our schedule will include (in alphabetical order):

Clemson

Duke

Georgia Tech

Louisville

Florida

Miami

North Carolina

NC State

Notre Dame

Pittsburgh

Virginia

Although we know you have questions at this time, the simple fact is we do not have many answers yet and are asking for your continued patience while the plans for the season are being developed. No action by season tickets holders is necessary at this point; we will provide full information about next steps soon.

It appears at this point that the college football game day experience this season will be very different. As we have been preparing for the opportunity to play in front of fans, there are ACC, state, and federal regulations that are likely to require changes in football game day operations. Some expected changes include, but are not limited to:

Attendance at Doak Campbell Stadium will likely be limited for the 2020 season and could be as low as 25 percent of capacity.

Ticket offerings will be modified to accommodate donors once we have an idea of our final capacity/schedule dates. We simply have no way to know the answers at this time.

As a result of the seating in Doak Campbell Stadium likely being modified, it is more than likely that ticket-holders will not be placed in their original seating locations once a new stadium configuration is determined.

All original 2020 season tickets and parking locations for annual fund donors will be carried over to the 2021 season no matter what adjustments are made for this season.

As we shared in our earlier correspondence, Athletics and Seminole Boosters are facing serious financial challenges. We hope that you will give the strongest possible consideration to maintaining your commitment as a donor and season ticket holder for 2020, regardless of whether the season proceeds as scheduled or if fewer games are played.

Your financial support is vital to help us get through these difficult times.You will receive more information about the games scheduled, requests for tickets, financial options, and additional health and safety measures that will be implemented for the 2020 season once those decisions are made.

We truly appreciate your continued support and understanding during these unprecedented times. We are committed to creating the best possible game day experience for you and your family and friends.