Attendance policy from JP...

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  1. beentherebefore

    beentherebefore Well-Known Member

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    I am assuming that "the plan" right now is to meet the state requirement of no more than 50 percent capacity in the facility. It could also be possible that "distancing" once in the facility will be up to those in attendance. In that case, the distancing rules may not matter as much.

    But this is just conjecture on my part.
     
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  2. ForbinsAscynt

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    Endzone club will be taped off and you will need to go directly to your seat. That I can almost guarantee
     
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  3. SEIOWA CLONE

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    How are you going to rotate seats? Are they going to break up the season tickets scrips and mail them out by game?
    You are going to have a lot of pissed off fans if you bought season tickets in the lower bowl, and then show up, find out you have to sit in the upper deck for a game, when your tickets are in the lower deck.
     
  4. Clonehomer

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    Then what's the point? If you're going to sit people shoulder to shoulder then you might as well fill it up. The point of the 50% guidelines are to spread people out.

    I'd guess there are no indications because they want to wait for all renewals to get in to see how to handle it. No point in making unpopular statements if only 50% of the club members renew. There's no guarantee that everyone that's normally a club member gets a club pass this year.

    But these are all assumptions based on the CDC guidelines.
     
  5. beentherebefore

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    Maybe they won't do this, but it could be done just like the mobile pass. Lots of schools are not even printing paper tickets anymore.

    But I really think the only thing that matters from the perspective of the athletic department is meeting the 50 percent capacity regulation. People might just sit wherever they usually have.
     
  6. alarson

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    That's the problem. The 50% guidelines are pointless and ineffective in situations such as this

    I mean those tickets cost triple what a normal seat costs so it's not like they can renew someone there and then stick them somewhere else
     
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    #87 Sparkplug, May 26, 2020
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    Saw a post on Facebook for students - "If they have bought tickets will have them for the this season"
     
  8. Trice

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    People seem to be overlooking the fact that the 30K limit is not set by ISU but by the governor. Pollard's message certainly reads as if football attendance will also be raised past 30K if they're allowed to.
     
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  9. CoachHines3

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    exactly. people arent wearing masks when it feels 102 outside and you sweat just sitting still.
     
  10. WooBadger18

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    Have they given anything definitive saying they won't be reseating people? At this point I'm assuming that they will because it just seems ridiculous for them to not reseat people
     
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  11. CYdTracked

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    We renewed our non-donor level seats back in March and I fully expect we'll likely get placed in one of the corners if they space things out. Doesn't bother me if it means getting to see games in person this year. I will be curious how the spacing works because you cant assume if you have a group of tickets it's the same household using them. I have 3 seats and the other 2 are used by friends. I wouldn't be scared sitting directly next to them but I would assume the spacing will be every other seat if 50% capacity. Just bring in chair backs and place them every other seat throughout the stadium and stagger them so you dont have someone directly in front or behind you?

    I hope they dont eliminate tailgating entirely but I see the challenges of trying to restrict it since anyone can just walk up from off the street. Even at 50% going to the game there would be less vehicles so you wouldn't have to pack everyone in like sardines like normal.

    Also I dont see BYOB or food being allowed unless you waive some of the clear bag policies which only would make lines longer if there was more inspection required. I'd love to avoid concessions by bringing in my own stuff but seems like too many issues it would create to make that happen.

    Really curious to see what specific details will look like when it gets closer to FB season. I guess on the plus side the CyHawk game is in IC this year so they get the bad end of the deal with hosting less for it.
     
  12. Clonehomer

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    But basing this on how they're handling restaurants for example. They aren't just closing one half of the dining room and sitting people the same. They are only sitting people in every other table. That's how this is effective in the eyes of the CDC.

    As far as ticket cost, I don't know how they'd handle that. I assume we'll get charged based on the section we end up in. Donations probably won't be refunded or reduced if you are moved up, but I can't imagine they'll charge the lower bowl price for upper bowl tickets. These are details better determined after June 12th when the AD has a better picture of demand.
     
  13. NorthCyd

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    If it's required I'll wear whatever is necessary to get in the stadium.
     
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  14. CapnCy

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    Cue the students making a mask chain to go from top deck to lower deck, lol.

    I'm guessing the players will be under testing protocols, etc...but can you imagine if they had to distance on the sidelines.....coach wearing a mask, etc. Nuts season ahead for sure! "ISU fans rush the field after securing big 12 title.....also now all of them are in 14 day isolation"

    Lets just hope this all gets better by the Big 12 championship game/playoffs!
     
  15. cyclonedave25

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    If its 50% capacity, I would imagine the easiest way to seat people is just checker board the entire stadium on seat selections. Then just have people pick their seats online in order of donation level. If you are family, just sit together.

    It will end up looking similar to a spring game with clumps of people sitting together spaced randomly.
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  16. isufbcurt

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    If you are on a payment plan then you are counted as paid by June 12th.
     
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  17. heitclone

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    I may be wrong but I guess I thought the guidelines were more about the amount of people being exposed to one another, not the exposure itself. Social distancing will be a moot point when you're talking about 30k people. These rules are more about how many people you have going back to their communities after potentially being exposed than if people in attendance are getting each other sick.

    I guess I don't see much point in worrying too much about any of this, it's just version 1.0 of how this will all work. 3 months in this Covid world is an eternity, I expect this process to change a lot before the season starts and even more changes after we see these plans put in motion.
     
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  18. Cycsk

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    First, I think Jamie is mostly leveraging the 50% capacity in order to sell season tickets. Brilliant marketing.

    Second, he comes off looking so good giving people the opportunity to opt out for this year without losing their seats for next year. He looks even better when compared to the opposite news from the Hoks.

    Third, I think it will be 30,000 season tickets issued, but you will be on your own to choose the seats. There will be plenty of open places for you to spread out. Or you can stay tight with your buds. I expect the tickets will have new fine print and there will be lots of signs about their "mitigation efforts," but along with disclaimers of responsibility.

    Fourth, we are likely to have extra tickets to sell for most games in the front row of the upper deck corner. It will be interesting to see what happens with market value.
     
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  19. brokenloginagain

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    I'm an out of state fan so its an easier call for me.

    Looking forward to watching NBA, MLB, NFL, golf majors, and College football at the same time from my couch!!
     
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  20. trevn

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    I get why people want more answers right now, but I believe JP did the best he could with the information available. The items that he did outline seemed very reasonable and well thought out. I also agree with him that Iowa State cannot assume the responsibility for absolute protection. Even at 30,000 capacity, enforcing strict rules will likely not be possible. Ultimately it comes down to whether or not you feel comfortable going to a game. I understand reasons for and against, and if I landed on the side of not going to games, all I would want was a way to get a refund on tickets and a way to reserve my tickets for next year. He's accomplished both of those things, which is big.
     
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