Georgia Tech announced Wednesday it will operate Bobby Dodd Stadium at 100% capacity, and full on-campus tailgating will return for the 2021 football season.
The Yellow Jackets join the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta United and Atlanta Falcons in announcing the return to 100% capacity at their respective facilities. The Braves and United returned to 100% capacity at Truist Park and Mercedes-Benz Stadium, respectively, this month. The Falcons will be at 100% capacity this fall.
“Thanks to encouraging trends regarding the number of people becoming vaccinated and the declining spread of COVID-19, as well as updated guidance from public health experts, we’re grateful and excited to announce that we will be able to welcome Georgia Tech fans back to full stadium and tailgating operations on campus this fall,” Georgia Tech athletic director Todd Stansbury said in a release. “We will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our entire community, but are confident that we can maintain a safe environment while bringing back the full college football gameday experience that we all know and love on The Flats.”
Georgia Tech will open the 2021 schedule against Northern Illinois on Sept. 4.