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Auburn University announces 20% capacity at football games, no tailgating on campus

FILE - Auburn Football vs Miss State on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 in Auburn, Ala. (Source: Todd Van Emst / AU Athletics)
FILE - Auburn Football vs Miss State on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 in Auburn, Ala. (Source: Todd Van Emst / AU Athletics)

Auburn University announced Wednesday that capacity at Jordan-Hare Stadium will be reduced to 20%, masks will be required for spectators and gameday staff, and there will be no tailgating allowed on campus for the 2020 football season.

This comes after the Southeastern Conference released COVID-19 guidelines Tuesday for its 14 member schools.

All general seating tickets outside of controlled premium spaces and those designated for home and visiting team player and coach guests will be reserved for Auburn students for the home opener on September 26 versus Kentucky. Ticket allocations for future games will be announced at a later date.

"We look forward to having Auburn students in attendance at our season opener and appreciate everyone's flexibility and understanding as we adjust to this temporary reality of reduced capacity at Jordan-Hare Stadium," Director of Athletics Allen Greene said in a news release. "All attendees will share a responsibility for health and safety. A zealous commitment to face coverings, physical distancing and personal hygiene will lead to the best outcome."

The University of Alabama announced Tuesday that they will reduce capacity to 20% at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

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