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Mitch Barnhart reveals fan attendance plans for Kentucky Football

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Kentucky’s plan falls in line with most of the SEC.

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The Kentucky Wildcats’ 2020 season begins in two weeks against Auburn. A week later, Kentucky hosts Ole Miss at Kroger Field, which will look drastically different when it comes to fans in the stands.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, athletics director Mitch Barnhart says Kentucky is limiting fan capacity to 20% for general seating, according to WKYT. Barnhart also revealed there will be 10 seats available to use in each of the suites, while tailgating will not be allowed this season.

This plan was reported last week by Cats Illustrated. It also falls in line for what the majority of SEC schools are doing in allowing 20-25% of fans into their stadiums this season.

It’s unfortunate that about 80% of Kroger Field won’t be filled this season, as this has the potential to be a very special year that would have seen most, if not every home game sell out.

Here’s to hoping it’s still a fun year that many of us we’ll just have to enjoy from our homes more than we’re used to.