KU announces no fans or tailgating during first fall sports games


Kansas running back Khalil Herbert (10) is tackled by TCU linebacker Ty Summers (42) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The University of Kansas has announced that no fans will be allowed to attend the first athletic events of the fall semester.

This includes the first home football game Sept. 12 against Coastal Carolina and all Kansas Athletics competitions at Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena, Rock Chalk Park and Rim Rock Farm through September. Tailgating is also banned.

The decision comes after the KU’s Pandemic Medical Advisory Team advised against allowing fans to attend games.

“We know this is disappointing to those of you who planned to be on campus to root for the Jayhawks. Our football, volleyball, soccer and cross country contests will not be the same without you there. But this is the right decision for our community at this time,” said Chancellor Douglas Girod.

KU plans to reevaluate the situation at the end of September.

You can find more information here.


Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.



More News