The Florida Gators will limit attendance at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium to 17,000 fans because of the coronavirus pandemic, the university announced Thursday, about 20 percent of its capacity of 88,548.UF will not allow tailgating on campus or spirit teams and cheerleaders on the sidelines. The Gator Walk — where the team passes through a long row of fans on their way from the bus to the stadium —won’t occur, either. And all spectators must wear face masks, including as they enter and exit the stadium.Detailed ticket information will likely be released next week, although UF has announced that it will only use mobile ticketing this season.“As we have throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we worked hand in hand with UF Health, the SEC and its Medical Guidance Task Force, along with campus officials to create the safest environment possible for the student-athletes, staff, and fans,” athletic director Scott Stricklin said.UF’s decision falls in line with the state’s two other major-conference programs; Florida State plans to limit crowds at Doak Campbell Stadium to 20-25 percent , and Miami will restrict attendance at Hard Rock Stadium to 13,000 (about 20 percent of its capacity) . FSU plans to allow tailgating , while the Hurricanes do not.USF and the Bucs announced recently that they will start the season without fans. The Gators’ home opener is scheduled for Oct. 3 against South Carolina.• • • HOW CORONAVIRUS IS SPREADING IN FLORIDA: Find the latest numbers for your county, city or zip code. FACE MASKS: Read the latest on guidelines, tips for comfort and long-term wear GET THE DAYSTARTER MORNING UPDATE: Sign up to receive the most up-to-date information . THE CORONAVIRUS SCRAPBOOK: We collected your stories, pictures, songs, recipes, journals and more to show what life has been like during the pandemic. HAVE A TIP?: Send us confidential news tips We’re working hard to bring you the latest news on the coronavirus in Florida. This effort takes a lot of resources to gather and update. If you haven’t already subscribed, please consider buying a print or digital subscription.