With the revised football schedule commencing in less than a month, Beaver Stadium season ticket holders have been apprised of their options by Mistress Sandy Barbour. Right now, the plan is for no fans to attend Penn State home games.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has restricted outdoor gatherings to 250 people, hence the decision by Barbour, who went on to say, “Therefore, under the current conditions and current state orders, our fall sports events would be conducted without fans in the general seating areas of our facilities. We continue to work with the Governor’s office to discuss, and possibly be prepared for the opportunity to have spectators at our fall Penn State sporting events.”
Sandy offered three options to season ticket holders:
- Convert the 2020 season ticket purchase into a tax-deductible donation
- Roll over to 2021 season tickets
- Request a full refund
Read Greg Pickel’s Penn Live story.
I suppose this is a reasonable approach, giving people a nice range of options. Ticket holders can take a chance on the situation in Harrisburg loosening up if they wish. Otherwise, if they don’t want to gamble, they can get a full refund.
So I was just about to forward Sandy Barbour’s email to you when I caught sight of your update. I’m in a bad place right now. It’s called Pennsylvania. Our illustrious leader, Tom Wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing announced today that there should be no sports in PA. I’ll paste that link at the end. It was said in the context of high school sports–specifically football, but technically, he did not make that clear. It could mean no pro sports or college sports as well. No more Pirate baseball (which could be a good thing) and no Steelers or Eagles. The Pens are actually playing in Canada, so I don’t know if that would be a loophole. Here is the promised link: https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2020/08/06/pennsylvania-sports-canceled-2021/?fbclid=IwAR1pnqKg9OvT_zpIx22i94_LtINTXIUjZBdtcR6RKqm79lEgMwjwEaIV2OQ
The Nittany Turkey says
The way the Pens are playing, whether Wolf can end their season is moot. They’ll end it all by themselves!
Thanks for the link. State governors seem clueless, at least in PA and FL. In the FL case, I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that federal extortion or a juicy patronage appointment by The Donald was at play.
Which of the three options offered by Lady Sandy do you think you’ll choose?