This weekend the Mercedes Benz Stadium will play host to two college football games as part of the Chick-fil-A Kickoff. Four teams will take part in two marquee matchups.
Since the stadium roof will be open, fans will not be required to wear masks in any open-air areas of the venue, including the seating bowl, concourses and suites with doors to the open air. However, mask wearing is still strongly encouraged throughout the stadium and will be required in any enclosed spaces, including the club spaces, press box and retail store.
This policy will be in effect for both the (1) Alabama vs. (14) Miami game Sept. 4 and the Louisville vs. (25) Ole Miss game Sept. 6. These will be the first college football games played in Mercedes-Benz Stadium with the roof open.
“Our policy decisions were made after careful consideration and discussions with Mercedes-Benz Stadium and our participating teams,” said Gary Stokan, CEO and president of Peach Bowl, Inc. “These protocols are consistent with all other recent events hosted at the stadium, and fan response has been very positive.”
Ole Miss and Louisville will kickoff on Monday at 7 p.m. CT on ESPN.