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BREAKING: Northwestern to lift capacity restrictions for athletic events

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The news you’ve all been waiting for.

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With a lot of public outlets — live sporting events included — slowly returning to normal following roughly 16 months of pandemic-altered ongoings, Northwestern is joining the party with the announcement that there will be no more restrictions on crowd capacity at home athletic events during the 2021-22 season.

The news was announced via press release at 10:03 CT am, in addition to the news that single-game tickets for games at Ryan Field will go on sale on July 20. The press release also stated that while fully vaccinated individuals on campus will no longer be required to wear masks in most indoor settings, the University will still require masks in certain indoor settings that could also include sporting events, depending on University guidelines. Additionally, all tickets and parking passes will be delivered electronically, a move that could indicate the beginning of the end for physical ticketing at Northwestern games.

Northwestern will open its football season on September 3 at home against Michigan State, kicking off the ‘22 season with a nighttime showdown against a conference rival. Single-game ticket sales for that game have begun.