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State of New Mexico Announces 100% Capacity for Sporting Events

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LAS CRUCES – In an announcement made Tuesday by New Mexico State Athletics Director Mario Moccia, all New Mexico state athletic venues will return to 100% attendance capacity for the 2021-22 season. Full stadium operating procedures, pre-match tailgating and all match day experiences will also be in full force for the 2021-22 academic year.

NMSU Aggies will face the UTEP minors at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces on Saturday 23 November 2019.

Tuesday’s announcement follows New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s announcement on Friday that the state will withdraw its county-by-county color-coding system and all COVID-19 health restrictions on business operations and daily in July 1.

Season tickets for the 2021 NM State football season are on sale now and can be purchased by calling the Pan Am Center box office at 575-646-1420 or visiting the online shopping portal available at this link. NM State’s 2021 schedule includes five games at Aggie Memorial Stadium, including games with UTEP (August 28), South Carolina State (September 18), Hawaii (September 25), Utah State (6 November) and UMass (November 27).

NM State officials and athletics teams are delighted to welcome fans to venues all around the NM State campus. Aggie Athletics will continue to work with university, local and state authorities to monitor and follow health and safety protocols based on current conditions in order to maintain a safe and exciting game atmosphere for all Aggie fans.

A student guide entering to obtain tickets to sporting events at UNC

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While watching sports on TV is great, most fans will tell you that the experience is greatly enhanced by attending games in person, especially at Chapel Hill. Securing your ticket to a game is paramount to the overall sporting experience at UNC, and here’s how to do it.


There is a lot of hype surrounding the football team this year after last season’s run at the Orange Bowl, and students will want to be at Kenan Memorial Stadium to see it.

Student football tickets are available through a lottery process for most home games throughout the season. The lottery opens 10 days before each game and students have 48 hours to participate.

The timing of lottery entries does not affect the odds of getting a ticket – anyone who registers at any time during the 48 hour period has an equal chance of winning.

Students find out if they won by email five days before the game, and winners receive their tickets in another email three days later. Students who do not receive lottery tickets can join the queue on match day. All student tickets become void after kick-off, and those unused tickets go to the students in the queue.

All student ticket holders can enter the stadium 90 minutes before kick-off.

Men’s basketball

Then began the Hubert Davis era. When students enter the Dean E. Smith Center to watch the Tar Heels game, they can sense the historic significance of the basketball program.

Similar to football, a student ticket lottery system is in effect for home basketball games throughout the season, with the exception of exhibitions and certain non-conference games, which are open to students according to the first come, first served principle.

The winners receive their tickets by email five days before the match and the tickets are divided into three phases.

Students with Phase 1 tickets can enter the Smith Center an hour and a half before departure, Phase 2 an hour before, and Phase 3 half an hour before.

As with football, unused tickets become void at the time of the game and there is a queue for students who have not received lottery tickets.

Carolina fever

Carolina Fever is a rewards program in which students earn points for each “Fever” event they participate in. Students don’t need to register for the program – they just swipe their OneCards to the games.

The top 200 students in the points standings receive a ticket for each home football match. The top 150 receive Phase 1 tickets to every men’s basketball game at home – one for the game against Duke and two for every other game.

Students can check the Carolina fever website to see which events will earn them points for the season.

Other sports

Other UNC sporting events are free for students and simply require a OneCard to participate.


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New limit of 500 fans for advanced outdoor sporting events

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The government has advanced the new limit of 500 fans for outdoor sporting events to this Saturday. The easing was originally scheduled for Monday, July 5, but earlier Wednesday morning Sports Minister Jack Chambers announced on Twitter that weekend GAA matches could benefit from the new upper limit.

“Small but big change for sporting events. The increase in the number of spectators is applicable from this Saturday July 3 to facilitate the increase in attendance for this weekend’s matches. Further proposals for increased capacity and connections are being developed for July and August. “

This means that in venues with a capacity of 5,000 or more, 500 spectators will be allowed to attend – an increase of 300 from what has been put in place to date. Smaller capacity venues will see the number of authorized attendees double from 100 to 200.

The coming weekend is a very busy one for GAA Championship matches with football championships in Connacht, Leinster and Ulster and hurling championship semi-finals in Leinster and Munster. There are also games in the McDonagh, Ring, Rackard and Meagher Cups of hurling.

The move comes too early for Friday night’s All-Ireland minor semi-final between Limerick and Galway at Ennis, which will be subject to the old limit.

Counties were hoping the new crowd limit would be brought forward after Croke Park got the nod to allow 8,000 to attend Saturday’s Leinster semi-finals.

Other pilot events this weekend are the Connacht football semi-final between Roscommon and Galway at Dr Hyde Park, which will feature 1,049 people, and the Munster hurling semi-final between Limerick and Cork on Saturday evening, which will feature 2 400.

In Ulster where the 500 limit was already in effect, this means Saturday’s Monaghan-Fermanagh quarter-final will now have the same capacity as Antrim and Armagh on Sunday.