Pack The Swamp!
DeSantis Drops Statewide COVID Bans, Allows full capacity football. At the moment, SEC football is played in reduced-capacity stadiums. However, one program now has the green light from the state to modify it.
FOX Sports 640's Andy Slater announced Wednesday that in the Sunshine State, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has relaxed attendance restrictions. The Miami Dolphins, for instance, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, will allow up to 65,000. The Dolphins are not yet increasing attendance, Slater added, and will still restrict it to 13,000 fans.
The news has many Florida college football team fans wondering whether there will be increased attendance at those stadiums. Here is a map of Florida football stadiums.
Matt Hayes was reminded by SEC Associate Commissioner Herb Vincent that the conference requires schools to set attendance. For the Gators' home-opener against South Carolina, Florida made 17,000 seats available, but it did not sell all the available tickets. For Florida's next home game, demand for ticket figures will be boosted when permanent SEC West rival and reigning national champion LSU arrives in Gainesville on Oct. 17.
The UF strategy for Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp) will be closely monitored by the governor's office with the latest reports. Fans will also be watching to see if this means more people will be able to play the Florida-Georgia game on Nov. 7 at TIAA Bank Stadium, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The fake news won't cover this story because it provides momentum to Trump in the swing state of Florida. Don't think for a moment this decision was not to provide support for Republicans in the State.