In promoting health and safety during COVID-19, the Southeastern Conference has announced additional game guidelines for the 2020 football season.
On Friday, its front office announced a number of operations for its 14 schools.
This fall, only essential on-field personnel is allowed on the sideline. With this in place, student-athletes, coaches, support personnel, game officials, medical personnel and law enforcement have access. A limited amount of institutional personnel, photographers, and contracted radio/television personnel will also have access to the sideline.
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When it comes to tickets, only 500 will be allowed to families of the visiting team.
Bands will be restricted from performing on the field during pre-game and halftime.
For each game, the home and visiting team spaces must be disinfected.
Lastly, the SEC will have a 50 percent press box seating capacity and post-game press conferences will be conducted virtually.
We are living in a different time, but these precautions must take place in order to have football. The SEC will begin its season on Saturday, Sept. 26.
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