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UF AD Scott Stricklin: Gators to be at full capacity for fall sporting events

GAINESVILLE — UF athletic director Scott Stricklin said he anticipates Gators football games having fans at full capacity during the 2021 season.

Speaking during a UF Eye Opener Discovery Breakfast Wednesday, Stricklin told those attending the virtual event he expects all sporting events to allow full-capacity crowds, according to Gainesville TV reporter Sara Cardona of MYCBS4.

Stricklin’s comments are the first significant ones about UF’s plans for allowing fans to attend games.

Last season, the COVID-19 pandemic and Alachua County ordinances limited capacity in the Swamp to 17,000 fans or roughly 20% capacity in order to meet social distancing guidelines for fans entering and exiting the stadium, using bathrooms or purchasing concessions.