As most professional sports teams continue to play games in empty venues, some of the nation’s top college football programs are getting ready to host thousands of fans during the coronavirus pandemic.

The University of Florida announced Thursday that it plans to play its home games at approximately 20% capacity. With a listed capacity of 88,548 in the bowl and club levels, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium can host about 17,000 fans to kick off the 2020 college football season.

Masks will be required to be worn by fans at all times when they are not eating or drinking. Tailgating won’t be allowed on the Florida campus.

“As we have throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we worked hand in hand with UF Health, the SEC and its Medical Guidance Task Force, and campus officials to create the safest environment possible for the student-athletes, staff and fans,” Florida Athletics Director Scott Stricklin said.

An average of 84,684 fans per game ranked Florida 12th in college football attendance last year.

Florida is set to open the year with a visit to Ole Miss on Sept. 26. The Gators’ first home game comes the following week against South Carolina on Oct. 3.

With two Power Five conferences and a pair of other FBS conferences canceling fall football, SEC teams have moved to a 10-game, conference-only schedule.

Alabama has also announced plans for 20% capacity during home games. LSU, the reigning national champions, expects to announce its plans two to three weeks ahead of its season opener on Sept. 26.

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Ricky Aguayo #23 of the Florida State Seminoles kicks a field goal during a game against the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 30, 2019 in Gainesville, Florida. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images