State approves in-person attendance for CCU home football opener

State approves in-person attendance for CCU home football opener

CONWAY, S.C. (WMBF) – The South Carolina Department of Commerce has approved in-person attendance for Coastal Carolina University’s home football opener this month.

The Chanticleers will take on the Campbell Fighting Camels on Friday, Sept. 18, in a game that will be televised on ESPN3.

According to SCDC, it is estimated 1,000 to 5,000 people will be attending, which would represent about 25% of Brooks Stadium’s total capacity.

Per South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster’s executive order, events where more than 250 guests are expected to attend must be approved by SCDC.

Attendees will be required to wear face masks and practice social distancing, according to SCDC.

“We’re thrilled to have the plan approved and to be able to host fans at games but it will be significantly limited and heavily regulated on all levels,” CCU athletic director Matt Hogue said. “We’re putting the finishing touches on getting all that ready and we’re excited about hosting a football game on Sept. 18.

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