N.C. House of Representatives passes bill for full capacity at college football stadiums
RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - The North Carolina House of Representatives passed the Kickoff College Sports Act today, which would allow outdoor college football stadiums to open to 100% capacity, according to a release from House Majority Leader John Bell.
According to Rep. Bell, the bill, which passed 77-42, would apply to public and private colleges in Cumberland, Durham, Forsyth, Guilford, Harnett, Jackson, Mecklenburg, Orange, Pasquotank, Pitt, Robeson, Wake, and Watauga Counties.
The release says that since this is a local bill, it does not require a signature from Governor Roy Cooper to become law, but the governor could close a stadium if he needed to.
“The Kickoff College Sports Act will provide much-needed certainty for our schools and fans as we approach football season,” Rep. Bell said in a statement. “This bill will ensure more students, parents, family members and fans can attend and support their schools while also giving the Governor authority to close a stadium if needed.”
The bill will now go to the state senate for approval.
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