Rhodes Stadium will welcome back fans during the coronavirus pandemic after Elon Athletics announced today that the stadium will operate at 7% capacity during the spring football season. 

Under North Carolina’s COVID-19 mass gathering limitations, large outdoor venues with seating greater than 10,000 can operate at 7% capacity. Rhodes Stadium has a capacity of 11,250.

Tickets are $20 and will be sent via email. There will be no general admission seating in the stadium and reservations will determine seating. In the press release, athletics also said that other measures will be in place. 

“In addition, event safety protocols including structured line spacing, sanitization stations, enhanced cleaning, limited concessions and required masking in all locations will be enforced to help ensure the safety of ticketed guests,” Elon Athletics wrote in a press release. 

Season ticket holders for this year will have priority for tickets on the Sunday before a home game, then any remaining tickets will be offered to Phoenix Club members, and lastly to the general public.  

Students, faculty and staff can purchase tickets beginning Tuesday mornings at 9:40 a.m. This will operate on a first-come, first-serve basis. Home games will also be streamed through FloSports. 

Season ticket holders from last season are not guaranteed season tickets again for the spring season. However, they can purchase tickets through contacting the ticketing office. 

Tickets can be purchased on a week-to-week basis through an online format and there will be no walk-up ticket sales on game day. Parking will also be free, but tailgating and gathering for this season is prohibited. 

Kick off for the Phoenix’s first game is at 1:30 at Rhodes Stadium on Feb. 20, against Davidson College.