UW Athletics plans for 7,000 fans for football season opener
Laramie, Wyo. (Sept. 29, 2020) — Wyoming Cowboy Football is back this fall, following an announcement by the Mountain West Conference on Thursday, Sept. 24. The following information is being provided to fans in the lead up to the start of the season on Oct. 24. The 2020 Wyoming Football schedule will be a conference only schedule. That schedule will be released by the Mountain West Conference in the near future.
Working with the Wyoming Department of Health, UW Athletics will be allowed to have 7,000 fans in attendance for the season opener based on current COVID-19 data. Attendance numbers could change if the current data changes before the start of the season.
“We want to thank the Wyoming Department of Health for all their efforts in working with us to allow fans at our football games this fall,” said Tom Burman, University of Wyoming Athletics Director. “Mike Ceballos, Dr. Alexia Harrist and Stephanie Pyle at the Wyoming Department of Health have been great for us to work with in the lead up to this announcement. We all want a safe environment at our games, while still allowing for as many fans as is deemed safe.”
Ticket Information for the 2020 Season
∙Wyoming Athletics Worked with the Wyoming Department of Health to Allow Fans at Games in Limited Numbers
University of Wyoming Athletics worked with the Wyoming Department of Health to allow fans at War Memorial Stadium for the re-scheduled 2020 season. The number of fans that will be allowed for the season opener will be 7,000.
∙Tickets to be Sold Only on a Single-Game Basis
Due to anticipated limited attendance, tickets will only be available on a single-game basis for the 2020 season. Those tickets will be made available to some football season-ticket holders, football players’ families and UW students. Season-ticket holders and UW students will receive detailed information regarding ticket access via e-mail.
Fans will be encouraged to enter the Gate that is specified on their ticket.
∙When Fans May Order Tickets
Once the Mountain West releases the 2020 football schedule, single-game sale times will be released with a preference given to current season-ticket holders. The earliest possible sale time will be Wednesday, Oct. 7 — dependent upon when the schedule is released and when the first Wyoming home game is scheduled.
Seating will be spaced to accommodate for social distancing, so it is unlikely season-ticket holders will be able to purchase their normal seats. However, season-ticket holders will have access to an online seating map where they may select their own seats from pre-spaced locations of 1-4 tickets in a group. There will be a 4 ticket per customer maximum limit.
∙Season-Ticket Holders Who Opted to “Donate” or “Credit” Their 2020 Season-Ticket Purchase
Season-ticket holders who donated their 2020 season-ticket payments to the WHYoming NOW campaign or who chose to take a credit for their 2020 season-ticket payment will receive specific instructions via e-mail on how they can choose to apply their payments for upcoming games.
Additional Information for Fans for the 2020 Season
Parking information for the 2020 season will be provided at a later date via e-mail by the Cowboy Joe Club. Parking lots will not open until 2.5 hours prior to kickoff.
∙Visitor Policy for the University of Wyoming Campus
Per the University of Wyoming’s COVID-19 policy regarding visitors to campus: “UW expects all visitors to abide by the same preventive guidelines we have established for our employees and students in the COVID Policy, including:”
-Do not come to campus if you are sick
-Wear a face covering (Fans are asked to bring their own face coverings)
-Maintain social distancing
-Minimize contact with shared surfaces
-Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not
available, use hand sanitizer.
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
-As recommended by the CDC, everyone must cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use the
inside of their elbow. Used tissues should be thrown in the trash and hands washed immediately
with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use of hand sanitizer when necessary.
In consideration of keeping fans in attendance at 2020 Wyoming Football games as safe as possible, there will not be any tailgating allowed on University of Wyoming property for the 2020 season. There will also not be any game-day activities in the Indoor Practice Facility during the 2020 Wyoming Football season.