Pitt will not have fans in the stands at Heinz Field through the month of September, the team announced on Thursday.
The Panthers will have three home games in the month, as they’re set to host Austin Peay on Sept. 12, Syracuse on Sept. 19 and Louisville on Sept. 26.
“Although we are disappointed for our loyal and passionate fans, the Panther Pitt student section and especially our student-athletes’ families and friends, the University of Pittsburgh respects and understands the guidelines set forth by state and county health officials,” athletic director Heather Lyke said in a press release.
“We will remain in communication with the appropriate agencies and continue to explore possible fan attendance—in each of our fall sports’ home venues—for contests beyond September.”
Current Pennsylvania Health Department guidance prohibits outdoor gatherings of more than 250 people, which would preclude fans from attending games, regardless of Pitt’s decisions.
Pitt is proving ticketholders three options, they can convert the price of their tickets into a tax-deductible gift, roll the dollar amount over toward 2021 tickets, or request a refund.