UMaine football gets approval for home games this spring

Steve Craig, Portland Press Herald, Maine
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Feb. 23—The University of Maine has determined it can host three home football games this spring with no spectators and will stay within the state's outdoor gathering limits by allowing only essential game-day personnel on site.

Maine's first home game is scheduled for Saturday, March 13 against the University of Albany. Maine and the other Colonial Athletic Association teams are planning to play a six-game regular season this spring after their fall season was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

UMaine opens its season March 6 at Delaware.

In a press release, the school stated that University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy approved game operation plans developed by UMaine athletics in collaboration with university health and emergency operations staff to be in compliance with both state and University of Maine System guidelines.

The other scheduled home games are April 3 against Villanova and the regular-season finale against New Hampshire on April 17.

This story will be updated.