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Texas Athletics will require masks, social distancing and more at home games

Fans attending Texas Longhorns home games this season must wear masks, maintain distance between groups and use only mobile tickets, according to safety plans for the upcoming football season, released Monday by the University of Texas Athletics department.


Fans will be required to wear masks the entire time they're at the game, the guidelines said. They also must regularly wash their hands and use hand sanitizer, and are only allowed to use the entry gate assigned on their mobile tickets.

UT officials have said they are planning a 25 percent capacity limit at the Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium this fall.

The safety plans also describe additional measures beyond rules for fans, including 225 hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the stadium and regular sanitation of high-touch areas such as fountains and charging stations.

"Our priority is to create the safest game-day environment for our student-athletes, coaches, game officials, fans, staff and visiting teams," said Chris Del Conte, vice president and director of Texas Athletics, adding that the new guidelines "accomplish our priorities within State of Texas guidelines and in conjunction with medical officials."

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