Boise State Says ‘No’ To In-Person Football Fans; What About Road Games?
There are few greater cheers in college football than hearing one side of Albertsons Stadium yell "Boise" and have the other side roar back "State."
Unfortunately, the only way you're going to hear that cheer this year is if you yell it out your back door and your neighbor happens to yell it back. Late Friday afternoon, Boise State's athletic department made the decision that I think a lot of us knew was coming.
After discussing the COVID-19 situation in our part of Idaho with health officials, Boise State's athletic department said that foregoing fans is 'in the best interest for the health and safety of our community.'
They still want Bronco Nation there in spirit, so they're offering a cardboard cutout program similar to those used in Major League Baseball this year. For $50, you can have your Bronco clad photo turned into a cutout that will be set up inside Albertsons Stadium for home games. The money raised through the cutouts will benefit Bronco student-athletes and the 'Elevate the Blue' campaign.
Is there a possibility for Bronco Nation to see the guys play in person at any of the road games? Here's the details we were able to dig up!
Air Force (October 31:) Unlikely that fans will be allowed to attend the game on Halloween. During Air Force's October 3 showdown with Navy only cadets were allowed to attend the game.
Hawaii (November 21:) As of October 10, the University of Hawaii has not determined if fans will be allowed into Aloha Stadium for the 2020 Mountain West season. Right now, people traveling to Hawaii must undergo a 14-day quarantine before enjoying their time on the islands. On October 15, the state plans to offer a pre-travel testing option as an alternative to the quarantine.
UNLV (December 5:) UNLV has a brand new stadium to play in and it looks like they will be welcoming a small number of fans there this season! According to the UNLV website, the university has put together a plan to seat the stadium at 10% capacity. It's still yet to be approved, but if it moves forward tickets will be sold on a single-game basis.
Wyoming (December 12:) According to a release from the University of Wyoming, the Cowboys have the green light from the Wyoming Department of Health to allow 7,000 fans into War Memorial Stadium for their home opener. Tickets will be sold on a single-game basis with some of the tickets being made available to season ticket holders, family of the team and UW students. Tickets for the Boise State game on December 12 go on sale on December 1 at 10 a.m. If the sales for the Broncos game are the same as the offer they're making for Wyoming's home opener against Hawaii, there will be a 4 ticket per-customer maximum.