Having fans in the seats for the Tennessee football season is something many fans have been focused on recently, but it’s starting to look better.
One of the biggest questions that have been asked surrounding the future of sports is, will fans be in the stadiums when sports return, or at least for football. Tennessee football looks like they could be getting ready to prepare to have fans in Neyland this fall.
Along with the SEC, other conferences are already bringing their student-athletes back on campus in early June, so if everything goes well, we could see fans in the stands for Tennessee football and college football games throughout the country.
Tennessee Athletic Director Phillip Fulmer addressed a similar question about having fans attending games this fall.
"“It hasn’t been made, and certainly it’s been more positive recently,” Fulmer said. “For us to have football, we have to have school, and it looks like we’ve made the turn toward having fall, though we don’t really know what that looks like 100 percent yet. I would be telling you a lie if I told you I knew exactly what was going to be happening in the stadium in the fall, but I can tell you, it’s more positive than it was, and whatever we do we’ll be having the safety of our athletes, our coaches and our fans in mind first and foremost.”"
Of course, safety is important when you’re talking about something like COVID-19, so it will likely be up to each conference and their work with state governments.
The current outlook seems like it’s almost guaranteed that there will be fans in the seats for teams in Texas and Florida, and more states will likely follow as the summer progresses and we get closer to the fall.