As part of its decision that football will return this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Big Ten announced that no fans will be permitted at any of the 14 stadiums.
Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour officially confirmed this while speaking on a Zoom call with Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren and other leaders, shortly after the return-to-play announcement was made. Barbour said playing in empty stadiums was a unanimous conference-wide decision.
"From the standpoint of what the resolution of the (The Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors) approved, we are not going to permit fans in general sales of tickets, Barbour said. "We are seeing what we can do on a campus-by-campus basis to accommodate the families of our student-athletes – both home and away – as well as the families of staff. But as a conference, we’ve made a decision no public sales of tickets."