The University of Wyoming Athletics Department announced on Tuesday that it’s reducing the number of fans who will be allowed to attend home football and basketball games through the end of …
The University of Wyoming Athletics Department announced on Tuesday that it’s reducing the number of fans who will be allowed to attend home football and basketball games through the end of December.
Football attendance is being reduced from a maximum of 7,000 fans per game to 5,000 for the remainder of the 2020 season. UW basketball attendance will be set at a maximum of 2,000 fans per game through the end of December. Those attendance numbers equate to 17% of capacity for both Wyoming’s War Memorial Stadium and Arena-Auditorium.
UW officials said the decision to reduce attendance “grew out of a desire to keep fans, student-athletes, coaches, UW staff and community members as safe as possible during the recent increase in COVID-19 numbers in Albany County and the state of Wyoming.”
The Wyoming Cowboys return to Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium tonight (Thursday) to host one of their oldest rivals in the Utah State Aggies. The game is scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on radio over the 25 affiliate stations of the Cowboy Sports Network and televised by CBS Sports Network.
Wyoming (1-2 on the season) had an unexpected week off last week when its home game versus Air Force was canceled due to increased COVID-19 numbers at the Air Force Academy. Utah State (0-4 for the 2020 season) lost at home to Fresno State by a score of 35-16.
Fans attending Cowboy and Cowgirl Athletics’ events are reminded that face coverings are required throughout the University of Wyoming campus at all times, including when attending athletic events. The wearing of face coverings by those attending UW athletics’ events “will be monitored by game management and law enforcement/security personnel.”
UW Athletics said that, in connection with the Wyoming Department of Health, it will continue to evaluate appropriate attendance numbers at UW Athletics’ events based on overall COVID-19 conditions.