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Fans allowed in the stands at high school and college football games in Florida

A breakdown of the capacity restrictions
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Posted at 5:27 AM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 05:27:08-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla – Southwest Floridians can get excited for Friday Night Lights, at least in some capacity this Fall.

The School District of Lee County said school stadiums will be allowed to have up to 25% capacity of spectators in the stands.

Players, cheerleaders and band members will be allowed two tickets first. The remaining will be made available to the general public.

You should expect additional changes as well. Masks and social distancing will be required for fans in the stands.

The game is still on at Bishop Verot Catholic High School in Fort Myers Friday, despite a school employee recently testing positive for COVID-19. The school says it has since sanitized any space used by that employee.

We've also learned more about what college football games will look like in Florida.

The University of Florida has announced it will fill up to 20% of the stadium during football games this season. That puts the capacity at 17,000 opposed to its full capacity which is just over 88,000.

All college fans will be required to wear face coverings at UF. The school is not allowing tailgating on campus, along with other fan experiences like Gator Walk this season.

As for other Florida universities, USF has said it will not be playing in front of fans during its home opener.