First college football game of 2020 kicks off in Montgomery

Updated: Aug. 29, 2020 at 3:33 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The nation’s first college football game during the 2020 pandemic will kick off from Montgomery on Saturday.

The seventh annual Guardian Credit Union Kickoff Classic will feature Central Arkansas and Austin Peay at Montgomery’s historic Cramton Bowl.

Roughly 2,000 people are expected to attend, about 9 percent of the Cramton Bowl’s capacity.

Tickets went to staff and families, as well as game sponsors.

No general public tickets will be sold.

Kickoff Classic Executive Director Johnny Williams said the ticketing system won’t issues seats within sat feet of each other. Attendees will be required to wear masks.

Also, restrooms will be constantly cleaned, he said.

There will be no tailgating and and fan fest.

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