Pitt will host fans at Heinz Field for the first time this season for each of its next two home games, the football team announced on Thursday.
A total of 5,500 fans will be permitted through the gates, equal to the number of fans that were able to attend last Sunday’s Pittsburgh Steelers game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
That number will hold true for Pitt’s final two home games against Notre Dame on Oct. 24 and Virginia Tech on Nov. 21.
That figure will include the Pitt band, majorettes, dance team and cheerleaders and up to 1,000 students in the student section.
According to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 mitigation plan, total attendance of individuals at Heinz Field, including fans, players, coaches, gameday personnel and media is limited to 7,500.
Pitt season ticket holders will have first right of refusal for tickets, beginning with those that chose to reinvest their ticket plan balance for the 2020 season, in order of Panther Club priority points.
As with the Steelers games at Heinz Field, fans will be required to stay in assigned seats that mandate social distancing and wear masks while in the stadium.