Boise State Hoping to Have Fans at Albertsons Stadium Against BYU
There's a lot on the line when Boise State hosts BYU on The Blue this Friday night. If Central District Health gives them the green light a small faction of Bronco Nation might be there to see the most important game of the season in person.
Last year, Boise State 11-1 during the regular season and went on to defeat Hawaii in the Mountain West Championship Game. That one loss cost them the opportunity to play Penn State in the Cotton Bowl, one of the New Year's 6 bowls. Do you remember who handed that the Broncos that loss? Yup. It was BYU and it was a close one. The Cougars edged the Broncos 28-25.
Needless to say, the Boise State has a score to settle with #9 BYU. They're going to need a little extra support as they face their highest ranked opponent in a decade and that's why they're hoping that Central District Health would allow them to move forward with a plan that would allow family members of players, students and cheerleaders into Albertsons Stadium.
According to KTVB, the plan would reduce seating at Albertsons Stadium to about 3% which works out to 1,100 fans. Each fan will need to test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to kick off. In order to make it easier to get tested, the university will offer a PCR test on campus for $45.
The petition from Boise State is the third order of new business on the agenda for Wednesday night's meeting. It will take place at 8 p.m. and if you'd like to watch as Central District Health considers the plan, you can access the public viewing link HERE.
By the way, BYU has gotten to play with fans in their home stadium. Right now, the Cougars are allowing 6,000 fans per game.