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Status of all FBS college football stadiums for attendance at home games in 2020

What teams will have fans in the stands for the 2020 college football season, and how many will be allowed? We answer all those questions here.

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A view of empty seats as a few fans look on during the Birmingham Bowl between the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Memphis Tigers at Legion Field on December 22, 2018 in Birmingham, Alabama.  Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

What will the 2020 college football season look like from the stands? In all cases, a lot emptier. But how empty? And will there be any fans allowed to cheer on their teams during games at home or on the road?

Below is a list of the attendance status of all FBS college football programs for the 2020 season. We’ll keep this updated as we see changes and more information from schools, but if one slips past us occasionally you’ll understand why as the new data is coming fast and furious. We’ve included a link where we can find one so you can see where we found the information.

There are four conferences that aren’t playing college football as they had originally planned this season: The Big Ten, Pac-12, Mid-American, and Mountain West. All four of those leagues are hoping to start play later in 2020 or sometime in 2021, though their seasons will be truncated.

Old Dominion of Conference USA has also opted out of this season as a team, as have independents Connecticut, UMass, and New Mexico State.

Here is our updated list of college football attendance policies across FBS college football for the 2020 season:

College Football Attendance Policies 2020

American Attendance Tailgating?
American Attendance Tailgating?
Cincinnati No fans first game No
East Carolina Not announced yet, latest update
South Florida No fans first game, yes rest of season No
Temple No fans per City of Philadelphia
UCF No policy announced
Houston 10,000 max, 25% of stadium
Memphis 4,500 max, 7% of stadium No
Navy No fans, students TBD No
SMU 8,000 max, 25% of stadium
Tulane No fans first game, none expected later No
Tulsa No info, tickets on sale now
Boston College No fans at first game, season TBA No
Clemson 19,000 max, 23% of capacity
Duke No fans No
Florida State 19,890 max, 25% of capacity Yes
Georgia Tech 11000 max, 20% of capacity Yes
Louisville Approx 18,000, 30% of capacity Yes
Miami (FL) 13,000 fans at home opener No
NC State No fans as of now, season tickets refunded No
North Carolina No fans through September
Notre Dame 15,525 max, 20% capacity
Pittsburgh No fans through September No
Syracuse No fans through September
Virginia No fans, family only limit of 1,000
Virginia Tech No fans, family only limit of 1,000
Wake Forest No policy announced
Big 12
Baylor 11,285 max, 25% of stadium
Iowa State No attendance first two games No
Kansas No fans at first game
Kansas State 12,500 max, 25% of stadium
Oklahoma 21,528 max, 25% of stadium No
Oklahoma State Policy announced, no % of capacity given Yes
TCU 12,000 max
Texas 24,000 max, 25% of stadium Yes
Texas Tech 15,113 max, 25% of stadium
West Virginia No fans at first game
Charlotte No fans at first game, refunds available
FIU Fans allowed, no capacity yet
Florida Atlantic Fans allowed, no capacity yet
Louisiana Tech No policy announced
Marshall No policy announced
Middle Tennessee No policy announced
North Texas 8,000 max, 25% capacity
Old Dominion Will not play football
Rice No policy announced
Southern Miss 9,000 max, 25% capacity
UAB 50% capacity at Legion Field, 36,000
UTEP No policy announced
UTSA No policy announced
Western Kentucky No policy announced
Alabama 20,364 max, 20% of stadium
Arkansas ~17,000 max, 23% of stadium
Auburn 17,490 max, 20% of stadium
Florida 17,000 max, 20% of stadium
Georgia Between 18,550 and 23,180, 25% of stadium
Kentucky No policy announced
LSU No policy announced
Mississippi State 15,334 max, 25% of stadium No
Missouri 15,655 max, 25% of stadium
Ole Miss 16,009 max, 25% of stadium
South Carolina 20,000
Tennessee 25,614 max, 25% of stadium Yes
Texas A&M 25,683 max, 25% of stadium
Vanderbilt No policy announced, season tix refunds available
Sun Belt
Appalachian State No policy announced
Arkansas State No policy announced
Coastal Carolina No policy announced
Georgia Southern 6,250 max, 25% capacity
Georgia State No policy announced
Louisiana Fans allowed, no policy announced
Louisiana–Monroe Fans allowed, no policy announced Yes
South Alabama 6,000 max, 25% capacity
Texas State 7,500 fans max
Troy Reduced attendance policies announced Yes
Army Cadets only first two games
BYU Fans allowed, no policy announced
Liberty No policy announced