Gov. Roy Cooper said venues that seat at least 10,000 people can begin operating at 7 percent capacity on Oct. 2, which is when his current executive order on coronavirus pandemic restrictions expires.
According to Pack Pride, with Carter-Finley Stadium’s maximum capacity currently set at 57,583, that would allow for 4,031 fans to be permitted inside for games.
According to WRAL: The 7 percent limit would allow 5,278 fans at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, 3,570 fans at Kenan Stadium at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and 2,800 fans at Duke University’s Wallace Wade Stadium.
For concerts, 1,442 people could attend at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek.
Compared to other states, Gov. Cooper is doing fans no favors. Of states that are allowing fans, Governor Cooper’s 7% order appears to be near the lowest.
Other ACC Schools:
Bobby Dodd Stadium will play host to 20 percent of its usual capacity this season. Based on its capacity seating, that is roughly 11,000 fans being allowed to attend Yellow Jackets games.
The Louisville Cardinals announced plans on Aug. 24 to allow 30 percent capacity for games at Cardinal Stadium for the 2020 football season. That equates to approximately 18, 000 fans.
16,000 watched Florida State’s season opener against Georgia Tech, accounting for 20 percent of Doak Stadium’s 79,560 capacity. Four thousand seats were available to students.
Gov. Ron DeSantis pointed to a decrease in positive coronavirus tests as he supported plans to allow 13,000 fans, about 20 percent of capacity, into Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens for home games of the Miami Dolphins and the University of Miami Hurricanes.
Notre Dame (ACC Member 2020 season)
Notre Dame Stadium will limit their fan capacity to 20 percent, with priority seating going to students. Notre Dame Stadium normally holds 80,795 fans at maximum capacity, which means the new limit will be 16,159.
Memorial Stadium, which is built to hold 81,500 fans, will let in approximately 19,000 fans, according to the university, in a plan approved by Gov. Henry McMaster.
Under the current phase of the Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam’s reopening plan, capacity is limited to 1,000 people. That only allows for family of players and staff to be in attendance.
These teams have begun the season with no fan attendance, subject to change according to state and local regulations.
Others of Note:
Bryant-Denny Stadium will seat 20% of capacity filling about 20,364 seats.
Arkansas will welcome between 21 percent and 23 percent capacity this season at the 76,412-seat Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
Kentucky will allow 20 percent capacity at Kroger Field this season and 50 percent capacity inside luxury suites.
Neyland Stadium in Knoxville will be restricted to “around the 25 percent mark.” Listed capacity is 102,455. A quarter of the listed capacity is 25,614.