BYU football to allow less than 10% capacity at LaVell Edwards Stadium for home games
Photo courtesy of BYU Athletics | Rendering of LaVell Edwards Stadium improvements, featuring new structures and facilities that will connect all four corners of the stadium.
While Lavell Edwards Stadium has a capacity of 63,725, attendance will be less than 10% of that for the upcoming home opener against Troy, Sept. 26. The announcement was included in a ticket plan released by BYU on Tuesday afternoon.
Another big change to BYU’s plans comes in the form of tickets. Instead of offering fans season ticket packages, sales will be made on an individual game-by-game model. The Cougars currently have five home games scheduled, including Texas-San Antonio (Oct. 10), Texas State (Oct. 24), Western Kentucky (Oct. 31) and North Alabama (Nov. 21).
The individual-game plan allows for approximately 6,000 fans, broken up into four sections of 1,500 each for the home opener. Fans will enter and exit through different locations for each section. Tickets for the Troy game will go on sale Sept. 14.
“We appreciate the university administration, government officials and a variety of medical experts who helped develop a plan to best ensure a safe and healthy game-day experience at LaVell Edwards Stadium,” BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe said in a press release. “We are in the process of reaching out to season ticket holders with options for purchasing tickets.”
All spectators will have a ticketed seat, delivered digitally, and all transactions at the stadium will be cashless. Masks will be required in the stadium and additional information regarding stadium access and game-day protocols will be provided to individuals purchasing tickets.