SIU v. SEMO game rescheduled for Oct. 30, athletics releases game day safety protocols and seating information

By Staff Report, News Desk

The upcoming SIU football game against Southeast Missouri is being rescheduled for Oct. 30 at 6 p.m., according to a press release from Saluki Athletics.

The reschedule is the result of positive COVID-19 cases within the SEMO football team. The game was previously scheduled for Oct. 23.

Along with the announcement of the game’s rescheduling, the SIU Athletics Department also released information regarding ticket policy and safety protocol for the matchup.


Tickets and seating for the game will be restricted to season ticket holders, SIU students and player families, with the stadium being limited to 20% of its normal capacity.

All game attendees will be required to socially distance from one another and wear masks or facial coverings that can only be removed when eating or drinking. Tailgating is prohibited and seating will be assigned.

Seating and stadium capacity will be reassessed if Jackson County enters onto the state of Illinois warning list for COVID-19, according to the release.

Stadium resources such as restrooms, first aid and concession stands will be open for fan use, with hand sanitizing stations set up around the stadium.

“We’re excited to bring football back to our campus and community, and I’m confident in our ability to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for the fans who can attend the game,” Saluki athletic director Liz Jarnigan said in the Oct. 6 release. “In these trying times, sports provide a welcome break from the hardships we’ve all endured throughout the pandemic.”  

According to Assistant AD for Ticketing Bryce Williams, “new season ticket” purchases will be available to other fans. This includes admission to the SEMO game and four games in the spring.

The release said SIU students will be able to request tickets online until Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. Those who request tickets are required to pick them up at the Banterra Center ticket window on Oct. 26 and 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



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