The last time Arizona State football fans packed Sun Devil Stadium to watch a football game was November 30, 2019. Nearly two years later, the north end of campus will be teeming with life on game day once again.
Sun Devil Athletics and Arizona State Athletic Director Ray Anderson have announced that they plan to have full capacity for football games at Sun Devil Stadium this fall.
Anderson delivered the following statement regarding the matter:
“Sun Devil Athletics has worked tirelessly to safely welcome fans back to our venues throughout the spring in a phased approached. We are moving forward with plans to have a full stadium when Sun Devil football begins on Thursday, September 2. We will continue to work closely with health officials to evaluate fan protocols and will have detailed plans to share with our fan base in the weeks leading up to kickoff.”
Arizona State, like the rest of the Pac-12 conference, played its football games in empty stadiums during the 2020 season.
While far from ideal, the fan free resumption of play was a far better alternative than a complete cancellation of the season which was announced as the plan in August.
After a disappointing four-game, 2-2 campaign in 2020, ASU football will kick off the 2021 season at home on September 2 against Southern Utah. A packed house will certainly be a welcome sight for Herm Edwards and his promising team.
There will be a day.— Joe Healey (@JoeHealey42) March 28, 2020
There will be football in Tempe that day.
We will be able to high-five and hug and drink near each other because it'll be OK that day.
And that day.
Will be a very good day.
It looks like that day will be September 2.