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Florida State allowing tailgating at football games in 2020

Tailgates will be isolated, facemasks “encouraged”

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Florida State Seminoles football will allow tailgating for the 2020 season, the school announced today.

It released the following guidelines:

All parking lots will open three hours before kickoff this season.

Patrons will be limited to individual tailgates at their own spaces.

All attendees are asked to maintain the six-foot social distancing standard between individuals outside of family/friends as well as between tailgate areas.

All patrons are encouraged to wear facemasks when traveling through parking lots as well as while socializing.

Seminole Booster members who qualify for parking will receive their print-at-home passes via email the week of the season-opener against Georgia Tech. General admission (scramble) parking will be issued to all donors who qualify ($330 and above) to only the games for which they select tickets. Parking (reserved and general admission) for Golden, Platinum and Legacy Chiefs will be issued for all home games.

“We are glad to be able to offer tailgating to our fans for the 2020 home football season, and we realize that it is an important part of the game day experience for many ticket holders,” Florida State athletic director David Coburn said in a statement.

“Just as it is with so many things in our society during this pandemic, we ask that our donors take responsibility for adhering to the tailgating guidelines, and make good decisions for the safety of our community so that we can continue to move forward with a safe football season. If we as a Seminole family can not create a tailgating environment that protects the health and safety of each other, it may be necessary to revisit this approach. ”

Florida State announced it would be limiting stadium capacity last month:

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.

Tickets are available in two separate 3-game packs:

Pack One: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (Sep. 12), North Carolina Tar Heels (Oct. 17), and Virginia Cavaliers (Nov. 28)

Pack Two: Jacksonville State (Oct. 3), Pittsburgh Panthers (Nov. 7), Clemson Tigers (Nov. 21)

Donors at the highest level (platinum and legacy) will be able to purchase both packs, while only those in the second level with over 672 priority points will get the opportunity.

All other levels will only be eligible to purchase one pack.