AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas has announced an additional safety requirement ahead of the Longhorns' return to the football field on Saturday.
What You Need To Know
- University posted a disclaimer to its “The Big Ticket” web page on Wednesday
- Requirement only applies to current students who purchase the season ticket pass
- UT has not added any requirements of COVID-19 tests for student single-ticket holders, the general public or UTEP visitors
- All fans are required to wear a face covering, stadium capacity limited to 25%
The university posted a disclaimer to its “The Big Ticket” web page on Wednesday, listing step-by-step instructions on how students can take and submit their COVID-19 test results before the first game of the season.
This ticket option applies to current students who purchase the season ticket pass, which allows them to attend all university regular-season sporting events throughout the year.
“As an added safety measure, all Big Ticket holders wishing to claim a ticket for Saturday’s football game must take a complimentary rapid SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) antigen test this Friday, Sept. 11 between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Only Big Ticket holders who receive a negative test result will have the opportunity to claim a game ticket,” the web page says.
UT has not added any requirements of COVID-19 tests for student single-ticket holders, the general public or visitors of Saturday’s opponent, the University of Texas-El Paso.
However, all fans are required to wear a face covering inside Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium and must have a pre-purchased mobile ticket. Students will enter through a designated gate different from the general public and will not be able to sit within close groups larger than 10.
Stadium capacity is limited to 25 percent and social distance markers will be placed throughout the stadium.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.