Kroger Field won’t be the only Kentucky Wildcats athletics facility that will have limited fan attendance amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Monday, Kentucky State Senator Damon Thayer tweeted that he received a letter from UK President Eli Capilouto that states there will only be 15% capacity at Kentucky Men’s Basketball games at Rupp Arena this season.
Apparently @KentuckyMBB is only allowing 15% capacity @Rupp_Arena this season according to letter from @UKYpres— damon thayer (@damon_thayer) October 26, 2020
Pretty sad & unnecessary. It can work with more fans but everyone is running scared from the fearmongering from Gov Andy Beshear and Fayette Health Dept #BBN
Tuesday, an email sent to UK season ticket holders obtained by KSR seemed to confirm what the senator had tweeted.
The email states expectations at both Men’s Basketball games at Rupp Arena and Women’s Games at Memorial Coliseum are:
- Significant reduction in capacity at both Rupp Arena and Memorial Coliseum to allow for physically distanced seating blocks spaced throughout the venue.
- Additional physical distance requirements to create clear separation between the court/floor area and spectator seating.
- Masks will be required to be worn at all times, including while seated in the bowl, except when actively eating or drinking.
- All tickets will be issued via mobile delivery and accessed via smartphone
While this news was expected, it now appears confirmed we won’t see Rupp Arena full members of the Big Blue Nation until the 2021-22 season at the earliest.