No Fans this season for Duke University Football:First Home Game September 19 vs. Boston College and no fans in the stands(Cutout Crowd will be easy to Control)

No fans at Duke’s Wallace Wade Stadium to start football season
from FOX 8 News and see more on this on the FOX 8 News at 4, 5, 6, 10 and 11pm….

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University will not have fans in the stands for the beginning of its fall sports due to COVID-19.

Duke said only essential personnel such as game managers and broadcast media will be allowed at games on Duke’s campus.

“To be sure, our venues will not be the same without our passionate, energetic fan base,” said Vice President and Director of Athletics Kevin White. “Given the unique and challenging circumstances, this determination was reached with the health and safety of our fans, student-athletes, coaches and staff at the forefront. As this evolving process continues, it is imperative to be both adaptable and compliant in anticipation of hosting fans in the near future.”

The announcement includes football.

Duke said it is offering fans the chance to have a cutout of themselves or their pet in the stands at Wallace Wade Stadium.

“Images placed in the seats will help replicate the gameday atmosphere in the stadium as well as provide an enhanced visual presence for the television audience,” the University said in a release.

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Duke football opens the home portion of the 2020 schedule against Boston College on Sept. 19.


  1. Just in the last week….UNC has paused all athletics….ECU has paused football….and NC State just announced pausing all athletic related activities.

    I am still hopeful, but getting more difficult to see how college football can make it happen in the fall.

  2. Don’t see the SEC stopping or slowing down…With their late start date of September 26, time is still on their side…ACC set to start/begin on September 12…

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