Virus prompts Marshall to prohibit tailgating at home games

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University is prohibiting tailgating at its home football games this season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Law enforcement and security staff will monitor all university lots and enforce the decision for anyone refusing to comply with the order, the university said Thursday in a statement.

Residents whose property is near Marshall’s stadium also are being asked by the university and local health officials to comply.

Marshall opens the season at home on Saturday against Eastern Kentucky.

Marshall added Eastern Kentucky and Appalachian State to its schedule after home games against Pittsburgh and Boise State and a road game at Old Dominion were previously canceled due to the pandemic.

Marshall’s Sept. 12 game at East Carolina has been postponed indefinitely.

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