Here’s what we know about fans in the stands, tailgating
LARAMIE -- Tom Burman hears you loud and clear.
He knows you have plenty of questions. Right now, he has few answers. Here's what we do know:
Will there be tailgating?
No. Wyoming's athletic director told reporters on a Zoom meeting Friday that the parking lots will not be filled with grills and beers. For that matter, the Indoor Practice Facility will also be closed to tailgaters.
County and state health officials likely won't budge on this one.
Will there be fans in the stands?
Yes. How many? No one knows, yet. Burman said his hopes are to "make as many season ticket holders happy" as he can. He did mention the Wildcatter Suites will also be "dramatically reduced," stating that the Wyoming Department of Health has said indoors is far less safe for COVID-19 than the outside seats of War Memorial Stadium.
"We would like to take care of the people who take care of us," he said about season-ticket holders.
Can you purchase tickets?
There will be single-game tickets available. How many? Once again, no idea. That news will come sometime next week, Burman hopes.
"We are working with the department of health and state on this," Burman said. "We will have fans. The number is still to be determined."
An athletic department spokesman said the school will be releasing more information on how, when to purchase tickets next week.
How many home games will there be?
Four. All in conference. Burman said he hopes a schedule can be ironed out soon, but as of now nothing is set in stone. Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson said aside from Air Force, who plays its annual games against Army and Navy, and the potential non-conference meeting between Boise State and BYU, every team will play eight MW games.
"It won't be necessarily the opponents that were on the 2020 slate before the pandemic," Thompson said Friday.