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With the University of Texas football season set to commence on Sept. 5, Athletic Director Chris Del Conte said the seating capacity at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium will be reduced to 50%. In an email to season ticket holders, Del Conte said Texas Athletics is eager to see fans in the stands.


"I want you to know that as we are working toward hosting football games this season, our number one priority remains the health and safety of our student-athletes, staff and fans," Del Conte wrote. "At 50 percent capacity, we anticipate being able to offer all season ticket holders an opportunity for season tickets."

Del Conte said Texas Athletics has been "working closely" with the governor's office to comply with social distancing regulations. Gov. Greg Abbott declared outdoor sports venues could operate at 50% capacity in Phase 3 of his plan to reopen Texas.

Recent reports have shown universities in the Big 12 Conference could face severe financial strains if football is canceled.

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