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Notre Dame announced today that they will be allowing fans in the stands at limited capacity. Their stadium capacity will be capped at 20 percent, meaning a little over 16,000 fans will be let in. Students will get first priority, and then from there tickets will be dispersed amongst university faculty and staff. Masks will be required and tailgating will be prohibited.
This is notable partially because of the juxtaposition between Notre Dame and the Big Ten schools in Indiana — Purdue and Indiana University. While Notre Dame is playing football and has a smattering of fans in the stands, these schools will be sitting out the season (the latest plan for the Big Ten is the same as their plan a couple weeks ago: Playing in the Winter and Spring, which is a dumb idea on nearly every level).
Football season is bizarrely creeping up on us this year, but it sure seems far likelier to actually happen this Fall than much of the media predicted over the last few months.