Safety Protocols in Place for Home Football Opener

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While the return of football to The Flats will have fans excited — especially following Tech’s season opening win against Florida State University — and new protocols will be in place to mitigate risk.

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While the return of football to The Flats will have fans excited — especially following Tech’s season opening win against Florida State University — and new protocols will be in place to mitigate risk.

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This Saturday will be Tech’s first home football game played amid the pandemic. While the return of football to The Flats will have fans excited — especially following Tech’s season opening win against Florida State University — and new protocols will be in place to mitigate risk.

No on-campus tailgating will be permitted for Saturday’s game against the University of Central Florida, which kicks off at 3:30 p.m. and will be televised on ABC.

Chairs, grills and coolers will not be permitted outside of an individual’s vehicle, and no loitering or gatherings of any size will be permitted in any on-campus area outside of the Bobby Dodd Stadium footprint for Saturday’s game. Those who purchased parking passes for RV lots are still permitted to park their RVs on campus, but will not be permitted to participate in any tailgating activities outside of their vehicles. More information is available from Georgia Tech Athletics.

Athletics has implemented additional safety protocols for all fans for the season, including required face coverings for all attendees age 2 and older. The bag policy has also been updated — the only bags allowed will be one 1-gallon clear/resealable “Ziploc” style bag per fan. All other bags, including clear bags and small clutches preciously permitted, are prohibited from Bobby Dodd Stadium in 2020. View the full protocols in place for this season.

Students, faculty, and staff who plan to attend the game are encouraged to get their weekly surveillance test completed as soon as possible in order to obtain results prior to Saturday’s event — to provide assurance they are not putting other fans at risk. View the list of testing sites and operating hours for this week.

All attendees should also practice physical distancing as much as possible, and remain in their own seated sections as much as possible once in the stadium.

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  • Created On: Sep 15, 2020 - 5:43pm
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