Middle Tennessee State announced Wednesday evening its safety precautions for Floyd Stadium for the season-opener and for the season concerning tailgating.

In a release, MTSU stated that tailgating will not be permitted throughout the season and for the season-opener against Troy on Sept. 19, limit capability is set for 20%.

MTSU Athletic Director Chris Massaro specified that indicates 7,000 fans will be allowed in the stadium with 1,000 seats held for trainees.

While 20% is the max for Troy, Massaro likewise kept in mind that this undergoes alter for the staying house video games going forward.

” This strategy is subject to change,” Massaro said in the release. “The portion might either expand or contract depending upon how everyone in Floyd Stadium follows the guidelines during our home opener versus Troy and the continuing decline in COVID cases in Rutherford County.”

Fans will be required to utilize Middle Tennessee’s mobile ticketing choice this season and all seats inside Floyd Stadium will be re-assigned to create proper social distancing.

All fans in participation will also be required to use masks inside the stadium in addition to in the parking lots.

” We are committed to being as flexible as we can be this season and guaranteeing our fans have a safe, enjoyable environment to watch the Blue Raiders,” Massaro said. “It will take everyone’s cooperation to make game day the very best experience it can be, and we value everyone’s patience and support. It will be a different experience for all involved.

” We’ve dealt with the university, state and local health authorities to make this possible, and I wish to give them all my sincerest thanks for all of their effort,”