The University of Montana’s first football game day in nearly 18 months is coming on Saturday as the Grizzlies host Central Washington in the first of two spring games.
UM Sports Information Director Eric Taber provided some insights into what will be a much different game day experience that what Griz fans are used to.
“This is going to be a little dialed down, obviously,” said Taber. “We are only able to put roughly 5,000 fans in the stadium and that’s because of social distancing. Fans are not going to be able to sit real tight together and everybody will be spread out around the stadium, and that’s to keep everybody safe. That’s really what we’re going into with this thing in mind is that everybody’s safety is the utmost priority.”
Fans obviously will not be packed into the 26,000 seat stadium as usual, and tickets, which are digital only from now on, will be sold in a much different manner.
“Tickets are being sold in pods of two and four, so it will depend on how many you have in your family,” he said. “You can get together with groups of up to four people, so a full family should be able to