Troy football makes changes to gameday atmosphere


TROY, Ala. (WDHN) — Troy football is calling on all wiregrass fans to show up and show out at the vet for the home opener saturday.

“We’re really excited about this first home football game,” said Kyle George, executive associate director of athletics. “It seems like it’s been ages since we had a home game, but we’re excited to be back at home at the vet this Saturday 2:30 pm kickoff. It’s gonna be great to have our fans back in the stands. Our team just feeds off their energy.”

Before the Trojans hit the battlefield, fans like to get in the trojan spirit by flooding Tailgate Terrace cheering on the Trojans and Sound of the South during Trojan Walk and as you can imagine with the circumstances, the scene will be cleared out.

“Tailgate terrace will look a little bit different,” George said. “We’re still gonna have tailgating on campus just a reduced number of tents so we can spread people out a little more asking for groups of 10 or less. Also if you’re at a tailgate, make sure you are wearing your face mask unless you are eating or drinking. We won’t have Trojan Walk have this year however we have the entire Sound of the South. They are gonna be at all six ball games this year.

Even the band will be adjusting to changes when it comes to halftime. As for seating, the stadium has seen up to 24 thousand. But, the max capacity for this season will be a range of 12-15 thousand fans.

“You’re gonna have two empty seats in between each family group there,” George said. “If you have four tickets or two whatever it might be you’ll have a block of two tickets knocked off that row to help separate people a little bit more there. That’ll be the same case for our student body and general admission sections. We’ll have social distancing sections available there so whenever you feel like you’re too close to folks you’re welcome to go to one of those sections and move a little further away from people.”

Fans can purchase tickets for 30 dollars and you are asked to wear cardinal. Cardinal is not the only thing you are asked to wear.

“Face masks are a key part of that fan uniform for all of us, same thing for our players and student-athletes there too,” George said.

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