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Sun Devil Stadium could host its first full capacity football game since 2019 in September

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The Sun Devil Stadium is pictured in Tempe on Tuesday September 1st, 2020. Ray Anderson, vice president of university athletics, announced Monday that Sun Devil Athletics will “move forward with plans” to open the Sun Devil Stadium to full capacity for home football matches.

By Justin Spangenthal | 06/07/2021 4:05 pm

ASU “is moving ahead with plans” to open the Sun Devil Stadium to full capacity for home games this fall, said Ray Anderson, vice president of athletics for the university, in an announcement on Monday.

“We will continue to work closely with health officials to evaluate fan logs and will have detailed plans to share with our fan base in the weeks leading up to kick-off,” Anderson said in the statement.

ASU’s first home game this coming season, slated against Southern Utah University on September 2, could become the first full-capacity football game the Sun Devil Stadium has hosted since 2019.

The university has allowed a limited number of fans to participate in baseball, softball and soccer games at their respective venues since March. ASU initially allowed up to 25% of the capacity at venues and finally up to 50% in May.

The university has changed its protocols for playing games as more people get a COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccinated fans have been able to attend games since May 24th without having to wear a face covering.

Over 3.3 million people in Arizona have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and over 2.9 million people in the state have been fully vaccinated. Daily COVID-19 cases across Arizona have continued to decline.

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