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SEC releases fan attendance guidelines: masks required

There is at least some semblance of uniformity within the league.

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We still don’t know how many fans, if any, will be permitted inside Bryant-Denny Stadium, but we do have some uniform health and safety guidelines from the SEC.

Institutions may adopt additional procedures and protocols consistent with their specific needs and circumstances to help protect the health and safety of all in attendance.


Institutions shall determine the number of guests permitted to attend in accordance with applicable state and local guidelines, policies and/or regulations. In the absence of state and/or local guidelines, policies and/or regulations, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations on physical distancing should be applied.

Face Coverings

Face coverings (over the nose and mouth) shall be required as a condition of all guest ingress, egress, and movement throughout the stadium, as well as any time guests are unable to maintain the recommended physical distance from others who are not in their same household.

The key point on the mask is that you likely will not be required to wear it at your seat, since capacity is going to be limited enough to allow each party to be sufficiently distanced. The release also mentions tailgating, and leaves it to the discretion of each institution.

We’re getting closer, folks.