If football is canceled, Temple promises season ticket holders refunds, credits

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Temple Owls have a backup plan in place for its fans if there is no football this fall. 

Temple is hoping to kick off the season in September, but if COVID-19 forces any cancellations, Senior Associate Athletic Director Scott Walcoff said the school is ready to accommodate.

If games are canceled, fans can request a full refund, get a credit for future tickets, or make a tax-deductible donation to the Owl Club to support student-athletes. 

Walcoff said they wanted season ticket holders to “feel more comfortable and protective with their purchase.”

“They’ve been very loyal to us through the years of Temple football and they deserve us being honest and as flexible as possible with them in return,” he said. “We could be leaving a lot of money on the table if season ticket holders select a refund option — if it were to come down to that instead of taking the credit or the donation back to the Owl Club. But given the current climate with COVID-19 and not knowing everyone’s personal financial situation, we just felt this was the right thing to do.”

Walcoff is optimistic about the season, but he understands nothing is guaranteed.

“A lot of it, obviously, is going to have to wait and see what the governor says with what we can do and what we can’t do, obviously taking social distancing into consideration,” he added. “Whether it’s this year or in the future whenever it is, we can’t wait to get back to it, and I’m sure many fans feel similarly.”

The first home game is scheduled for Sept. 12.