UNC Abandons Football Season-Ticket Format for 2020

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The University of North Carolina announced Monday that it's scrapping season tickets in favor of an individual-game request system, as capacity at Kenan Stadium is reduced during the coronavirus pandemic.

As reported by the Raleigh News & Observer, season-ticket holders face three options for what they can do with their ticket package. One option is to donate their purchase to the athletic department as a “potentially tax deductible gift.” Otherwise, season tickets can be rolled over to 2021 or refunded in full.

UNC will also implement digital ticketing exclusively for contact-free stadium entry.

“We understand that the uncertainty about the fall sports seasons can be frustrating; we all want answers,” a joint statement from director of athletics Bubba Cunningham and Rams Club executive director John Montgomery said. “Please know our focus remains on the health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches and Carolina community – you – which is why we are doing everything we can to determine the best answers.

While the statement did not specify what the capacity of Kenan Stadium will be, an appropriate level will be determined by the athletics department, university and state officials, and health experts.

The ACC’s school presidents have a Wednesday meeting scheduled where they plan to discuss changes to the football schedule and further plans impacting fall sports.

“Many decisions remain about the future of the season – whether and when we will be able to play, how schedules may be altered, what a safe fan capacity will be in our stadium, and what game day may look like on campus,” the UNC statement said. “We continue to plan for football to be played this season.”

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