Following the Big Ten’s announcement that football season will begin in October, there was a positive reaction from NU officials. However, word is also out that as part of the vote to allow football, the league presidents and chancellors decided there will be no fans inside Big Ten stadiums except for families of players and staff.
In their official joint statement UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green and Athletic Director Bill Moos praised the Big Ten for its decision to play football and for its safety protocols.
A report in the Omaha World-Herald says both men fought hard for teams and local health departments to be able to determine how many fans could attend games. The Huskers hoped to allow as many as 30,000 fans per home contest.
But, according to the report the Big Ten’s medical subcommittee recommended only family and staff be able to attend in person.
Green told the newspaper he feels the league could change its mind at some point, while Moos said NU is working on ideas to help bring Nebraska football to fans virtually.