Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NCAA. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Virginia Tech Hokies fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.
The logistics involved in getting a 2020 college football season are daunting. One of the most dramatic and noticeable changes this year as opposed to any other may not be what is happening on the field, however.
As the NBA, NHL, and MLB return to action without fans, schools across the country are forced to deal with a tough reality. While some schools have announced plans that allow fans to attend college football games in a limited capacity, that doesn’t mean fans are eager to pack the stands.
In the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, fans were asked if they would be open to attending a college football game in person this season. Just over 50 percent of fans said they would.
Almost half of the fans said they would not attend games this fall - and that’s without seeing what protocols each school may have in place. We don’t have the individual breakdown of how the Virginia Tech fans responded. However, we are still waiting on what the ACC plans to do with football, and if it’s played, how Lane Stadium will be restricted.
All four of the major American sports leagues have struggled with the bottom-line hit caused by losing ticket sales. But none of them pack in crowds like the biggest college football stadiums around the country, which pack in sometimes upwards of 100,000 fans each game.
To vote in the Reacts surveys and have your voice heard each week, sign up here. Weigh in below to let us know if you would be open to attending a Hokies football game this fall in Blacksburg or if you are planning to only watch for home. If we get games that is.