Penn Athletics Spring Spectator Guidelines

General | February 15, 2022

PHILADELPHIA CREAM – The Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics (DRIA) at the University of Pennsylvania has announced spectator guidelines for all home spring sports competitions.

  • As of February 19, all spectators aged 5 years and 3 months and over must show proof of vaccination to gain access to outdoor fee-paying competition held at Franklin Field. All spectators 12 years and older must also present a valid government or school issued photo ID with proof of vaccination. Photo ID is not required for under 12s.
  • Acceptable forms of proof of vaccination include physical vaccination card or photo of complete vaccination card on smartphone. Apps and QR codes will not be accepted.
  • Proof of exemption or negative test results are not valid for admission.
  • Spectators under the age of 5 will not be required to be vaccinated but will be required to wear masks at all times if possible.
  • Penn community members participating in paid competitions must already be registered for the PennOpen Pass and complete it daily. Spectators and campus visitors must access the PennOpen campus on game days to receive the PennOpen green pass required for admission to Franklin Field. (Guardians will certify for spectators aged 5 years and 3 months to 17 years under their supervision).
  • Doors open 60 minutes before the scheduled start of all paid outdoor competitions.
  • Concessions will only be available for purchase to spectators at paid events.

Spectators at all ticketless outdoor events must comply with the following University Visitor Policy:

  • All campus visitors attending University-sponsored events must be fully immunized and comply with mask requirements.
  • Penn Community members participating in competitions must already be registered for the PennOpen Pass and complete it daily. Spectators and campus visitors must access the PennOpen campus on game days to receive the required PennOpen green pass and certify that they are fully immunized. Spectators may be required to present their Green Pass when requested by gate staff or event management staff overseeing the event. (Guardians will certify for spectators aged 5 years and 3 months to 17 years under their supervision).
  • All fans are required to wear a mask that meets current University guidelines (N95, KN95, or cloth mask over surgical mask) if entering an indoor space at an outdoor facility or in conjunction with a sponsored outdoor event by the University. This applies to any indoor hospitality areas, media working areas or washrooms within or near the competition venue. Spectators may remove their masks intermittently when eating and drinking in an indoor hospitality venue.
  • Spectators are reminded to monitor their health symptoms daily and not to attend an event if they feel ill.
  • Fans are permitted to bring their own food and beverages (non-alcoholic only) to all outdoor sports facilities without a ticket.
  • Any further updates regarding health and safety protocols for spectators at Penn’s Spring Sports competitions will be announced as needed based on local health conditions.

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