Colorado athletics is eager to welcome fans back to its venues, and is hoping for packed houses in the fall.
On Monday, CU announced that its facilities — including Folsom Field and the CU Events Center — will allow for 100% capacity this fall. CU’s announcement is in response to the state lifting restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“All of us, the student-athletes, coaches and staff are looking forward to welcoming back our fans to every one of our venues after playing before mostly empty stadiums last year,” CU athletic director Rick George said in a press release from the school.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Buffs played in front of only a few fans last year.
During the football season, 554 family members attended the season opener, but the rest of the regular season was played in front of no fans. There were 10,822 fans in attendance for the Valero Alamo Bowl against Texas on Dec. 29 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
Most of the basketball and volleyball seasons were played in front of empty arenas. Toward the end of the season, a few family members were allowed to attend games at CU Events Center.
In addition to Folsom Field and the Events Center, CU will allow full capacity at Prentup Field — home of the soccer team — and the tennis complex on the South Campus.
While full attendance will be allowed, CU will adhere to Boulder County regulations in terms of wearing masks or having proof of vaccination. Those regulations have not been finalized.
Season tickets for CU football are currently on sale at CUBuffs.com. Tickets for the Sept. 11 game against Texas A&M at Empower Field at Mile High can be purchased through TicketMaster.
On Tuesday, mini-plan packages for football will go on sale, and single-game tickets will be made available beginning July 7.