With North Carolina COVID-19 restrictions lifted in May, there are no state impediments to hosting a full house in Chapel Hill.
As evidenced by the crowd at the College World Series that exceeded the permanent seating at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, there should not be any NCAA restrictions on attendance.
UNC will have “enhanced safety protocols,” or something resembling cleaning and sanitizing common areas and surfaces. Whether or not they decide to block off every other toilet, get used to waiting in line at the “Kenan Toilet Tower” once again.
NCAA and ACC COVID protocols for football will likely be announced by the end of the month, perhaps at the ACC Football Kickoff on July 21 and 22.
After the debacle in Omaha with NC State, expect the conference and governing body to take a hard look at how to handle those potential issues with student-athletes.
According to Inside Carolina, UNC is “very close to selling out” season tickets for the upcoming season. There will be a limited number of individual game tickets on sale July 26.
Tailgating, the Bell Tower Walk, Tar Heel Town at Polk Place, the Rams Club Patio at the Genome Sciences Building, and other gameday festivities should be back.
There is nothing like Kenan Stadium, and a packed house makes it even better.
Get your tickets while you can. It’s gonna be one helluva football season.