UCF planning for 100% capability for soccer matches in 2021
UCF expects full capacity for its home soccer and other home field events this fall. This is part of the university’s plan to largely return to a pre-COVID environment starting June 23, just before the start of the B academic summer semester.
From that date, physical distancing requirements will no longer apply and full participation in UCF sporting and social events will be allowed. UCF has removed the requirement to wear face covers on campus. However, fans can still wear face coverings.
The decision to update the UCF guidelines follows the direction of the Florida Board of Governors, which oversees the state’s 12 public universities and works with other institutions in the State University System.
“We all expected to see full capacity again in the fall. This is a vote of confidence in this plan and a remarkable step in that direction,” said Terry Mohajir, Vice President and Director of Athletics, UCF. “The combination of vaccination success stories and the low number of COVID cases on campus contributed to the decision to move into this position. As we open our fall season, vaccines will be an important way to prioritize the health and safety of Knight Nation and to ensure our fans are comfortable playing our games.
“The combination of vaccination success stories and the low number of COVID cases on campus contributed to the decision to move to this position.” – Terry Mohajir, Director of Athletics
“As far as football is concerned, we’ve already seen strong momentum in recruiting and fan engagement for coach (Gus) Malzahn and his staff. We look forward to experiencing our football season 2021 together with our alumni and fans in a full and rocking Bounce House. “
After selling all of the allotment of season tickets for the 2019 season, UCF has currently sold 93% of the available seats for the 2021 season. Knight fans can call 407-823-1000 for more information or to purchase tickets.
The Knights start the season at home against Boise State on September 2nd, 3rd or 4th. UCF brings 57 letter winners back to its 2021 list – led by standout third-year quarterback Dillon Gabriel, who led the nation on the go (357.0 yards per game) in 2020.