(Photo by WVU Athletics)
This time last year, we were just about to see life as we know it come to a screeching halt. Nobody knew what COVID-19 was going to do to the world quite yet, and honestly, many probably hadn’t paid much attention to the disease.
Sadly, it has came and done its damage, and we are still trying to navigate the disease daily. The hopes for this fall are that stadiums all across the nation will be allowed to operate at full capacity, but so much is still unknown.
WVU Athletic Director Shane Lyons weighed in on the current plans for attendance in Morgantown this fall, and even gave insight to what he is thinking at this point in time.
Earlier this week Alabama Athletic Director, Greg Byrne, announced that he expects to have a full stadium of fans for football season in 2021.
Will we see this in Morgantown for @WVUfootball games? @WVUADLyons answered that question to @archerqb16 & @GabeIkard. pic.twitter.com/GEEMwZovX7
— College Sports on SiriusXM (@SXMCollege) March 5, 2021
Lyons had the opportunity to speak on SiriusXM, and stated that the plan as of now is to have full capacity at Mountaineer Field this fall. However, there was a catch.
“…but we don’t know, and we don’t have a crystal ball yet to sit here and say that’s going to happen.”
While Lyons seemed optimistic, the unknown is still looming large.
According to Lyons, the decision for fan attendance at football games this fall will be made sometime this summer. Season tickets will go on sale sometime during the month of March.
Will there be fans? We certainly hope so. Wear a mask so we can join the 60,000 strong at Milan Puskar Stadium this fall!