Each Big 12 school will only be allowed 125 tickets for the remaining games of the conference basketball tournaments amid the COVID-19 outbreak, commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Wednesday.
“We have done this on consultation with an umber of different entities, among them our conference board of directors who voted unanimously ti implement this process,” Bowlsby told the media. “We also have been advised by KU medical center emergency response team, CDC, public health officials...”
Announcement:— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) March 11, 2020
Beginning with tomorrow's tournament games, we will be implementing limited access. Teams will have access to 125 tickets for staff and guests of student-athletes.
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Bowlsby: We have done this on consultation with an umber of different entities, among them our conference board of directors who voted unanimously ti implement this process. We also have been advised by KU medical center emergency response team, CDC, public health officials— Nick Moyle (@NRMoyle) March 11, 2020
This come after the NCAA’s panel on the coronavirus recommend all athletic competitions be played without spectators due to concerns about COVID-19. Only essential staff and limited family will be allowed to attend the NCAA Tournament games. WHO has also announced the COVID-19 virus had reached global pandemic status.
The first round of the Big 12 men’s basketball tournament started at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri with No. 8 Oklahoma State against No. 9 Iowa State. The women’s tournament begins Thursday.