A South Carolina press release on Thursday announced spectators will be allowed to attend fall athletic events in 2020. Henry McMaster approved reduced seating arrangements for the football, soccer and volleyball facilities.
Williams-Brice Stadium, which normally holds 80,250 people, will now allow 20,000 fans into the stadium on game days. For men's and women’s soccer, Eugene E. Stone III Stadium will now hold 675 seats, and the Carolina Volleyball Center will allow 200 seats.
"We are extremely grateful for the hard work of Governor McMaster, the South Carolina Department of Commerce and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for their confidence in this plan," athletic director Ray Tanner said in the release.
Following the SEC Fan Safety guidelines, fans will be required to wear face-coverings and follow traditional social distancing guidelines. Tailgating is discouraged, and tents will be prohibited.
Additionally, to reduce contact at entry points and increase flexibility with any schedule changes, only mobile ticketing will be allowed at the events.
Further details, including purchasing tickets, student ticketing and parking, will be announced in the future.
For more information on University of South Carolina COVID-19 updates, visit https://sc.edu/safety/coronavirus/dashboard/index.php