UT-Austin preparing to allow 50% occupancy in the stands when football season starts Sept. 5
A University of Texas football game at Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium in Austin on Sept. 7, 2019. Eddie Gaspar/The Daily TexanThe University of Texas at Austin will kick off the football season Sept. 5, albeit with a stadium open at half its capacity, athletics officials told ticket holders Monday. I want you to know that as we are working toward hosting football games this season, our number one priority remains the health and safety of our student-athletes, staff and fans," Del Conte wrote. But officials have pushed forward with kicking off the football season as planned. Earlier this month, Del Conte said the annual game between the Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners would continue, even as organizers canceled the State Fair of Texas, held on the same weekend and in close proximity.