Shrine Bowl Gets Good News From Gov. Ricketts

The 62nd Annual Shrine Bowl will be played next month following Governor Ricketts’ announcement of the next steps in the state’s phased plan to loosen COVID-19 restrictions. 

Fan attendance at games, which had been limited to household members only, will increase on June 22nd to a maximum of 10,000 with 75 percent capacity.  And contact team sports may begin practices and games on July 1st. 

The Shrine Bowl is scheduled to be played on Saturday, July 11th at UNK’s Cope Stadium.  Play-by-play of the game will be broadcast on KZ-100. 

The Governor’s announcement yesterday also looked ahead to a fourth phase of easing coronavirus restrictions.  That phase will include allowing 100 percent occupancy at stadiums, which would be welcome news for high school and Nebraska football fans. 

But, the date for that phase to take effect has not been announced.