NCAA to allow some fans for March Madness

by Jeffrey Swindoll · Feb 21st, 2021 12:56 pm

Last Updated Feb 21st, 2021 at 6:48 pm

The National Collegiate Athletic Association announced on Friday it will allow up to 25% capacity at this year's men's basketball tournament in Indiana and some rounds of the women's tournament in Texas.

All attendees will be required to wear a face-covering and physically distance during the event.

"We continue to use the knowledge we have gained over the season on how to conduct games in a safe environment," said NCAA President Mark Emmert.

All 67 games of the men's tournament will take place in Indiana, with the majority of the games in Indianapolis. The tournament will be hosted by Ball State, Butler, the Horizon League, Indiana, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and Purdue.

"This year's tournament will be like no other, and while we know it won't be the same for anyone, we are looking forward to providing a memorable experience for the student-athletes, coaches and fans at a once-in-a-lifetime tournament," said Dan Gavitt, NCAA senior vice president of basketball. "After the cancellation of the 2020 tournament, we are happy to welcome some fans back to all rounds of the Division I Men's Basketball Tournament."


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