Big Ten Will Not Sell Football Tickets To The Public This Fall

Don’t expect any fans to be in the stands when the Big Ten resumes play the weekend of Oct. 24, as the conference announced it will not sell tickets to the general public this fall.

“We are not going to permit fans in general sale of tickets,” Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour said during a press conference on Wednesday morning.

The Big Ten is currently looking into allowing family members of student-athletes and staff members to attend both home and road games on a campus-by-campus basis, however.

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith expressed his support for the Big Ten’s decision during a separate press conference on Wednesday.

“Let’s mitigate the risk,” Smith said. “Let’s make sure we get the games played in a safe way.”

Ohio State had previously planned for a reduced capacity at Ohio Stadium this fall, sending a letter to season-ticket holders in July that said it would be limited to “no more than 20 percent.”

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