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Poll results: Majority of readers would not attend a UT football game this fall

While Austin health officials have said that college football may not happen, for now the University of Texas plans to commence with its 2020 football season. We wanted to know if you would attend a Longhorn game with the stadium at limited capacity.

A majority of readers said they would not.


(Our poll was interrupted a bit by UT's change in policy. When we first released it on Tuesday, the school planned to have the stadium at 50% for games, but on Wednesday that changed to 25%.)

Some of the 75% of the 103 readers who voted "no" stated in the comments that it is too risky to be in a large crowd.

"I bleed burnt orange. But I will yell and scream from the safety of social distancing at home - for myself and for others. I'm very concerned for the student athletes, staff, band, stadium workers, officials - anyone who would be in such close proximity, cheering, singing, playing instruments - all of these raise the potential for community spread, per the WHO."

The 20% of readers who said they would still attend a game stated they felt comfortable as long as attendees took proper measures for safety.

"As long as everyone had to wear masks and the seats were six feet apart, yes, I would go."

Only 4% voted "unsure," for different reasons.

"Definitely would like to attend, but still wonder how seating will be handled."

Want to participate in future polls? Weekly polls are only accessible to Austonia's newsletter subscribers. Sign up below, before the next poll on Wednesday.

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