Section 7: Athletic Events

Health, safety and public confidence in the University of Arkansas’ Department of Intercollegiate Athletics’ efforts to provide as safe a gameday environment as possible will be key elements to holding competitions.   

The Razorbacks will adhere to all federal, state, university, NCAA, and SEC guidelines as it relates to the conduct of events for all sports. Please refer to specific procedures outlined in the department’s Opening Guidelines for specific information related to procedures and phasing timelines for opening facilities and phased return to campus. As it relates to Event Operations, the athletics department has established a working group to evaluate considerations for a variety of options including conducting events at:

  1. Full facility capacity
  2. Partial capacity*
  3. Limited capacity*

*prescribed by governing body recommendations

Event considerations include but are not limited to:

  • Health and Safety Risk Minimization
    (Adherence to applicable health and safety guidelines)
  • Arrival, Parking, Tailgating
    (Public transportation, shuttle service, parking passes, tailgating protocols, portable restrooms, Razorback team walk, fan zones)
  • Stadium Ingress and Egress
    (Ingress and egress routes, entry procedures, fan queuing, prohibited items, group entry)
  • Internal Stadium Flow and Amenities
    (Pedestrian flow, concessions, restrooms, drinking fountains, sponsor activations, program sales, merchandise sales, phone-charging stations)
  • Stadium Seating
    (Seating adjustments, student seating, U of A/visiting band seating)
  • Premium Spaces
    (Pedestrian flow, suite occupancy, food service, club space)
  • Stadium Operations
    (COVID-19 cleaning supplies, pre-event and post-even cleaning, in-game cleaning services, fixtures, HVAC systems, deliveries)
  • Game Operations
    (Printed materials, COVID-19 staff and guest supplies, team equipment, field guests, recruiting operations, press box and media operations, press conferences, operational booths, stadium command center, credentials, radios, tours, team meals)
  • Personnel Management
    (Staff ingress and egress, check in and out, training, PPE, first responders, thermal scanning)
  • General Considerations
    (Efficiency, alcohol, security, ADA services, communications and signage)