Arizona State is planning to have a "full stadium" for matches in 2021, starting with its season-opening match on Thursday, September 2, against Southern Utah as per a release from athletic director Ray Anderson via top rated online casinos.
Ray Anderson said, "Sun Devil Athletics has worked tirelessly to safely welcome fans back to our venues throughout the spring in a phased [approach],"
"We are moving forward with plans to have a full stadium when Sun Devil football begins on Thursday, September 2. We will continue to work closely with health officials to evaluate fan protocols and will have detailed plans to share with our fan base in the weeks leading up to kickoff."
In a recent interview, Anderson said the Sun Devils surely have their challenges, as a result of revenue from ticket loss from football and men’s basketball games due to the pandemic. He further stated that ASU’s athletic department would make effort to getting "back to being self-sustaining" in the coming months, with this announcement being a major step toward achieving that goal.
Anderson said, "How will we pay back that deficit?"
"We just have to do more going forward to be able to pay back some of the negative that we incurred as a result of COVID. But we’ll figure it out. We’ve figured it out."
ASU is approaching a highly-anticipated campaign under head coach Herm Edwards, who has recorded 17-13 (11-11 Pac-12) stats in three campaigns with the side. Anderson reacted after the Sun Devils’ sack of former head coach Todd Graham that he expected their football side to be a top-three group in the conference and a top-15 team on the national level. He said, "if we do what we’re supposed to do," a standard that will apply for Edwards this season with all but two starters returning on either side of the ball.
Anderson explained, "I think in Herman’s four years, going into his fourth full season, I think we’re positioned to do those things,"
"To have an opportunity to compete at the highest level and I think in terms of recruiting and then coaching, training, developing, retention, I think we are a better team and organization in football culturally across the board.
"I think the recruiting and the ability to identify, evaluate and then get them here and actually train and develop them appropriately has given us in our three years and now going into four years under Herman, optimism that we should be able to do those things with some consistency going forward. Optimistic, there’s no question about it."
The announcement on Monday came after the Sun Devils started permitting restricted fan attendance for baseball matches as well as women’s soccer matches during the weekend of March 5, and increased subsequently increased to 50 percent for baseball’s final home series versus UCLA and softball’s NCAA regional matches a month ago, with best Aussie online casino sites covering the odds for all games played.
The last time Arizona State football supporters packed the Sun Devil Stadium to watch a football match was back on November 30, 2019. About two years later, the campus will be teeming with life once again on game day.