TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – This week has seen increase in college football leaders discussing the possibility of having the season in the spring. This is due to an increase in COVID cases in the south and west. It’s also due to national medical leaders raising the possibility of a vaccine by the end of this year or early in 2021. A decision on the viability of the college season will likely not be made until possibly August. Industry expert Sam Zietz says the financial losses are inevitable due to stadium capacity restrictions.
“You can’t operate a stadium at less than 50 percent capacity and hope to make money but you know they’re trying to mitigate a bad situation they’re trying to make as many fans as possible happy and you know the most important thing is can they have it a season so given the choice between fans or no fans I think they’ll opt to have that season. I just don’t know what would happen to the American psyche if there was no college football.” The season opener weekend is slated for August 29th.