We’ve seen several country music artists either cancel fall shows, or require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test in order to get in.
With college football right around the corner, it was inevitable that a number of schools would follow suit, requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test for entry.
Now, LSU, Oregon, and Oregon State are all forcing those requirements if fans want to enjoy some live football on Saturdays, with LSU announcing the news today.
The rule will be put in effect for their home opener in Death Valley on September 11th against McNeese State, according to Outkick.
This is the statement LSU released:
“As the flagship institution of the state of Louisiana, our foremost responsibility is to ensure the safety of our students, our supporters, and our community.
While we are aware of the diverse perspectives across the nation regarding masks and vaccinations, we must take all reasonable measures to protect our campus and community, not only on gamedays, but long after guests have left Tiger Stadium.
The current threat to our lives, our health, and to our medical systems due to COVID-19 is overburdening our hospitals, and we must do our part to stop the spread.”
It will be required for fans ages 12 and older.
It’ll be interesting to see how this pans out. Tiger Stadium is one of the biggest stadiums in college football, with a capacity of over 102,000, but in light of the new FDA approval for the vaccine, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a number of schools follow in LSU, Oregon, and Oregon State’s footsteps.
LSU Athletics will continue to update fans on this season’s procedures – including gameday prescreening options to expedite entry, further masking requirements, pop-up vaccination events, FAQs, and more – as they are finalized. The first update will be posted on Friday, August 27