NCAA announces limited fan attendance for upcoming national tournaments

UPDATE: The NCAA has released refund information for Frozen Four tickets; click here for details.


By @MichaelCaples –

NCAA president Mark Emmert has issued a statement in regards to the upcoming national tournaments, and it doesn’t look good for fans wishing to attend the Frozen Four.


“….I have made the decision to conduct our upcoming championship events, including the Division 1 men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, with only essential staff and limited family attendance,” Emmert says in the release, which is shared as a graphic above.

The NCAA Frozen Four is set to take place at Little Caesars Arena on April 9-11.

The statement does not specifically address the Frozen Four, but it is the most prominent event outside of the mentioned basketball tournaments.

The end of the statement says the NCAA will continue to monitor and make adjustments as needed.

Here is a statement from the NCAA COVID-19 Advisory Panel:

“The NCAA COVID-19 Advisory Panel recognizes the fluidity of COVID-19 and its impact on hosting events in a public space. COVID-19 is spreading rapidly in the United States, and behavioral risk mitigation strategies are the best option for slowing the spread of this disease. This is especially important because mildly symptomatic individuals can transmit COVID-19. Given these considerations, coupled with a more unfavorable outcome of COVID-19 in older adults – especially those with underlying chronic medical conditions – we recommend against sporting events open to the public. We do believe sport events can take place with only essential personnel and limited family attendance, and this protects our players, employees, and fans.”