Lotta money and enthusiasm for football in Iowa….
Will the virus also show up for the game?
Iowa State announced Wednesday that it has reversed its decision to allow approximately 25,000 fans into its football season opener against Louisiana on Sept. 12 and now will play the game in an empty stadium.
Athletic Director Jamie Pollard said in a statement that the reversal was handed down by Iowa State President Wendy Wintersteen after she received “feedback from the community.”
In Story County, home to Iowa State’s campus, the seven-day average of new cases per 100,000 residents is 777, nearly a fourfold increase from just a week ago and one of the highest rates in the nation for one county. On Aug. 14, that number hovered around only 50 new cases per 100,000 residents….
image…Jack Trice Stadium, shown here in 2009, will not be this full for Iowa State’s season opener, but fans still will be allowed. (David K Purdy/Getty Images)