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Single-game football tickets likely off the menu at Iowa State, Pollard says

WEBSTER CITY — Fans hoping to attend an Iowa State football game inside Jack Trice Stadium this fall received a clear message from Jamie Pollard yesterday: Purchase season tickets.

Iowa State’s athletic director anticipates there will be a fall season, but said in a message to fans on the school’s website that single-game tickets likely won’t be sold due to current restrictions that limit capacity to 50 percent due to the novel coronavirus.

“Attendance at Jack Trice would be limited to approximately 50 (percent) in order to meet the current guidelines established by the state and local officials,” Pollard said in his letter to fans. “Right now, we are planning as though capacity of our stadium would be limited to 30,000 spectators.”

Approximately 22,000 season tickets have been renewed for this fall, Pollard said.

The letter stated that any fans who don’t renew their season tickets and make their Cyclone Club donations by June 12 will not be provided the opportunity to attend any games this fall unless it’s later decided that the stadium can safely exceed 50 percent capacity.

Those season ticket holders who don’t choose to renew for the upcoming season will still have the first rights on their seats in 2021.

Also, the letters says that season ticket holders who do renew, but later opt to cancel due to COVID-19 concerns may request a refund or defer the purchase of their season tickets to the 2021 season.

Iowa State is scheduled to open the 2020 season on Sept. 5 at home against South Dakota. Other scheduled opponents inside Jack Trice Stadium include UNLV, Texas Tech, Oklahoma (homecoming), Kansas State, Baylor and West Virginia.

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