Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith told reporters Wednesday that the school has looked at scenarios where fans could be in the stands at Ohio Stadium in the fall among other options as it prepares for the 2020 season.

And there would be far fewer fans than usual if people are even allowed to attend the games. Ohio Stadium can hold just fewer than 105,000 fans.

“We have played a little bit with the social distancing concept and we know that probably would take us down south of 30,000 fans in the stands, actually closer to 20-22,000,” Smith said. “So we’ve played with that as a framework to start as we move forward and would ultimately be allowed to do.”

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Smith clarified his comments on Twitter after the call and said Ohio State could even host more fans than that depending on social distancing rules and requirements this fall.

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