There could also be a restricted variety of tickets obtainable for the faculty soccer Nationwide Championship however journey companies proceed to battle in the course of the pandemic.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Due to COVID-19, no followers had been allowed in Huge 10 stadiums this soccer season.
“How devastating has this yr been for the journey enterprise,” 10TV Reporter Bryant Somerville requested Ike Reynolds.
“It’s actually been horrible,” Reynolds mentioned.
Reynolds is with Reynolds Travel in Columbus. He’s been within the enterprise for the higher a part of 55 years. He says for the reason that starting of April just about all of the enterprise he does was shut down citing purchasers being understandably uncomfortable to journey in the course of the pandemic. He estimates a lack of at the very least $100,000.
This Friday’s Sugar Bowl matchup between Ohio State and Clemson in New Orleans will permit members of the family of gamers, coaches, and employees and three,000 tickets had been authorized. An OSU victory may imply the provision of extra tickets for the Nationwide Championship.
“We’re trying to do some kind of journey and that’s solely going to be attainable for the championship sport,” Reynolds mentioned.
Reynolds says if OSU wins and punches their ticket to the Nationwide Championship sport Jan. 11 in Miami Gardens, Florida, a small variety of fan tickets is perhaps obtainable.
“We’re testing the waters concerning the availability of group tickets for the Nationwide Championship,” he mentioned. “There may be some chance.”
He’s hopeful to obtain between 125 and 150 tickets. If the curiosity is there, Reynolds Journey is trying to guide a constitution flight to be able to go to the sport and again in the identical day, whereas taking out different lodging like motels and bus transportation as a technique to minimize down the unfold of COVID-19.
“Is there the rest that might probably be added on there to assist maintain folks secure, assist them keep aside from one another,” Somerville requested. “Something like that in relation to security and well being?”
“I feel there’s not a lot we will do with the airline aspect of that,” Reynolds mentioned.
Simply earlier than Thanksgiving, airways noticed probably the most passengers since March with three million. Some airways, Reynolds says, are nonetheless filling to capability. He says what’s vital are protocols, like staying socially distant, utilizing sanitizer and sporting masks.
The CDC has these suggested protocols in relation to touring in the course of the pandemic.
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