UA gives green light for athletic venues to return to full capacity

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The University of Arkansas announced Tuesday (June 22) a return to full capacity for all of its athletic venues this fall without restrictions, including the 76,000-seat Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, school officials limited capacity to approximately 16,500 fans for each home football game at the stadium. The Southeastern Conference shortened the 2020 season to 10 games of conference-only opponents: five home and five road games.

In a news release, the UA said the “full pageantry” of college football game days will be restored in Fayetteville. Along with full capacity inside the football stadium, that includes tailgating and the fan-friendly “HogTown” destination at the corner of Razorback Road and Maple Street, featuring live music, food trucks and family activities.

Head coach Sam Pittman will lead the Razorbacks down the “Hog Walk” after the team’s arrival on the stadium’s north side. Halftime performances return as well with the band and cheerleaders performing on the field.

The Razorbacks will play the first three games of the 2021 season in Fayetteville and six overall. The opponents are Rice (Sept. 4), Texas (Sept. 11), Georgia Southern (Sept. 18), Auburn (Oct. 16), Mississippi State (Nov. 6) and Missouri (Nov. 26).

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