Swamp crowds will be right at 17,000 per game in 2020

Robbie Andreu
Gator Sports
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

For months it has been a given that the gameday experience in The Swamp is going to be different this season. Now, it has been revealed just how different.

And it is very different.

Stadium capacity for Gator games has been set at 20% for the 2020 season, Florida announced Thursday. The seating capacity for The Swamp is 88,548, so that means a crowd of right at 17,000 for all home games this season. 

The reduced crowd isn’t the only big change

There will be no tailgating allowed on campus, no Gator Walk for the players, no cheerleaders on the sidelines, no Gator Fan Fest and the Gator Walk Village will not be set up. Also, all ticketing will be mobile.

“As we have throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we worked hand in hand with UF Health, the SEC and its Medical Guidance Task Force, along with campus officials, to create the safest environment possible for the student-athletes, staff and fans,” UF athletic director Scott Stricklin said.

Face coverings will be required in the stadium, in accordance with campus deadlines, and must be worn throughout the game except during times of eating or drinking. Violation of this rule could result in a loss of ticket privileges.

There will be signage and enhanced cleaning procedures throughout the stadium, including at concession stands, and physical distancing will be required when entering and exiting The Swamp. There will be hand sanitation stations throughout the stadium.

Details for game-day parking are being finalized and will be released soon. However, no RV parking will be allowed unless you have a football game-day RV parking pass. Overnight parking will not be permitted on campus. Lots for those with parking passes will open three hours before kickoff.

Shuttle will be limited to 30 passengers, and face coverings will be required.

Specific information on ordering tickets and pricing is expected to be available to fans next week.

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