NCAA to allow limited fans at men's and women's basketball tournaments

Jacob Knutson
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The NCAA announced Friday it will allow a limited number of fans to attend this year's men’s basketball championship in Indiana and some rounds of the women’s tournament in Texas.

Details: The NCAA said it would permit up to 25% capacity at all men’s tournament venues and 17% capacity at all women’s tournament venues from the Sweet 16 through the Final Four.

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  • Attendance will be limited to participants, coaches, staff, family members of student athletes and a reduced number of fans.

  • All attendees must wear face coverings and be physically distanced during the events.

What they're saying: “The number one priority for decisions around the tournament continues to be the safety and well-being of everyone participating in the event,” said NCAA Chief Medical Officer Brian Hainline.

  • “We have been in regular conversations with the NCAA COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group and local health officials to make sure we have the right protocols in place to provide a safe environment."

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