Iowa State's first home game on September 12th was a disappointing in more ways than one. There were no fans in the stands, except for the marching band and they suffered an upset loss to a good Louisiana-Lafayette team.

However there was some exiting news for "Cyclone Nation" announced today. As the Cyclones prepare to play at TCU this Saturday, Athletic Director Jamie Pollard wrote a letter to Cyclone fans. In that letter, Pollard pointed out that they have stayed committed to having spectators at future games if it could be done safely.

In the letter Pollard shared these statistics: "COVID weekly positivity results from on campus testing have drastically declined from a high of 33% on Aug. 30 to 5% on Sept. 20. The campus 10-day rolling average as of Sept. 22 has declined to 4%. Additionally, the 14-day virus positivity results from Story County testing has declined from 22% on Sept. 1 to 8% on Sept. 23. Our projected attendance has decreased from 25,000 to approximately 15,000 (less than 25% of the stadium's 61,500-seat capacity) as many fans have opted out of their tickets."

"After close review of this information, especially the declining virus positivity rates, we have decided to permit fans at our next home game (Oct. 3 vs. Oklahoma)."

Some of the rules include no tailgating and EVERYONE has to wear a mask at all times. As far as tickets go, there will be no general admission seating, all fans will have assigned seating. Plus, hillside seating has been eliminated for this season. Also, only 1,000 students will be allowed in the student section. The letter explained how it will work for students: "We will give full refunds (for the price of the season ticket) to all students who purchased tickets. Athletics will conduct a random drawing, among students who kept their tickets, to determine which students will receive complimentary tickets to the Oklahoma game."

Pollard expressed the importance of how willing Cyclone fans will be to adhere to our mitigation measures.

"Please understand it will be critical that we receive full buy-in, from everyone attending the game. Any fan who does not adhere to our mitigation requirements will be denied entry and/or removed from the stadium. Furthermore, any fan removed from the stadium will have their tickets revoked for the season."

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