Georgia Tech bans on-campus tailgating for home opener vs. UCF

Georgia Tech has banned tailgating on campus for Saturday's home opener against No. 14 Central Florida.

The school is holding off on making a decision about tailgating for its remaining five games at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Athletic director Todd Stansbury said it was "not a decision that was made lightly" but the feeling is that the safest course of action is to invite fans to come straight from their vehicles to the stadium to "better safeguard the health and safety of our students, staff and visitors through the protocols that we have in place designed to mitigate the risk of the transmission of COVID-19."

Chairs, grills and coolers will not be permitted outside of an individual's vehicle or recreational vehicle, and no loitering or gatherings of any size will be permitted in campus areas before the game.

Georgia Tech is limiting capacity to about 11,000 fans at the 55,000-seat stadium.