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Fresno State preps for Red Wave return to Bulldog Stadium “to fullest extent possible”

After a one-year absence, the roar of the Red Wave will be return to Bulldog Stadium when Kalen DeBoer and his Fresno State Bulldogs take the field this August.

Fresno State’s Athletics Department announced Thursday that the university will seek to “have fans in the stands to the fullest extent allowed by the State of California and with continual guidance from the Fresno County Department of Public Health.”

The university recently expanded its attendance policy for spring athletics programs, expanding seating in conformity with Fresno County’s reopening tier.

Currently, Fresno County is in the Orange tier of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s reopening scheme.

For athletic events, that translates to 33 percent capacity in a stadium – including suites.

However, capacity for a sporting event can double to 67 percent if the hosting entity – Fresno State – requires proof of negative COVID-19 test results or full vaccination.

Due to the ever-changing conditions related to coronavirus rules, Fresno State officials are recommending football fans seek out season tickets, as single game ticket sales may be restricted due to potential, future capacity limits.

Staff reports from The San Joaquin Valley Sun staff.